Amongst the Atlanta buzz this week, here’s a roundup of five stories that caught my eye around the web. From the news of State Farm’s Dunwoody campus to host 10,000 employees to the construction site tour of the Atlanta Falcons new home, this week was full of noteworthy and interesting developments.
Atlanta may be one of the largest urban sprawls, but it was recently ranked the 8th most walkable city in a study conducted by researchers at George Washington University and LOCUS, a development group linked to Smart Growth America. Rather than assessing each city as a whole, researchers identified walkable areas in the metro regions, which they called “WalkUPs”. They found 588 total WalkUPs in the U.S.’s 30 largest metro areas, and of those, 27 WalkUPs are located in metro Atlanta.