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Atlanta Studies is an open access publication that features original scholarship about the city, projects and resources for studying Atlanta, and events of interest like our annual Atlanta Studies Symposium. Atlanta Studies is a multi-institutional collaborative project, with editorial and advisory board members from across the country, and aims to engage audiences both inside and outside the academy.
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Welcome to Atlanta Studies

Atlanta grew up fast. Little more than a rail terminus with more saloons than churches just a century and a half ago, it became, in short order, a regional leader, a national power and finally, an Olympic City. Its ambition did not go unnoticed either, beckoning scrutiny and study from all fields. Here at Atlanta Studies, we feature new works from the scholars, writers, artists, and activists who will help write the next chapter in our city’s story. Whether examining Atlanta’s political culture, public space, or social policy, our contributors will provide thoughtful analysis of metropolitan affairs past and present, from Clayton to Cobb and beyond. As an open access, digital publication, we’re also committed to finding new and innovative ways to communicate and collaborate, to study and to learn. We aim to be critical when addressing Atlanta’s problems and even be a tad boosterish when assessing its possibilities. We believe a city is no better than its scholarship, and we hope you’ll tune in and take part.

Recently Published

  • Financial Innovation, Single Family Rentals, & the Uneven Housing Market Recovery in Atlanta

    Financial Innovation, Single Family Rentals, & the Uneven Housing Market Recovery in Atlanta

    Approaches to the housing crisis

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  • Atlanta Guidebooks: A New ATLMaps Layer

    Atlanta Guidebooks: A New ATLMaps Layer

    A new ATLMaps layer

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  • Exploring Manuel

    Exploring Manuel's Tavern in Virtual Reality

    Using VR to see behind the scenes

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Front page images courtesy of Kay Gaensler, Wally Gobetz, Eric Fischer, Brent Moore, and Vikhram Swaminathan.