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What's Next ATL Podcast

Jun 30, 2021

We spend a morning at the Peachtree Street Demonstration Project, which is testing how a three-block span of shared space for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists works for all those groups. What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. More at


Jun 7, 2021

The language we use to talk about a topic influences how we think about it. And with an entrenched issue like housing affordability, it also impacts the solutions we imagine are possible. This episode, we talk with Dr. Tiffany Manuel, an expert in social justice movements and the narratives around them — about how the...


May 18, 2021

How do we build communities that work for people of all ages when many of us don’t want to think about aging at all — especially not our own? This episode, we talk with Ashton Applewhite, TED Talk speaker and author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.” What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta...


May 5, 2021

If you’re a homeowner, much of your house’s value comes from the land it sits on. That’s the fact that drives community land trusts, a strategy to fight gentrification that’s gaining traction. We talk to JaTawn Robinson, who found housing affordability by purchasing a community land trust house through the...


Nov 9, 2020

Even amidst economic growth, metro Atlanta was a region beset by inequity. What happens, then, when a pandemic and an economic crisis come to town? This episode breaks it down, number by number.

What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more...