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Opinion: the economic advantage of embracing Atlanta’s history

With the mayoral race in Atlanta heating up certain issues facing Atlanta are coming to the forefront, especially historic preservation. Candidates were faced engaged with this topic at the Vision for Atlanta panel on April 20, and while all the candidates present articulated the need for a stronger Urban Design Commission (UDC) with a broader scope of powers, there wasn’t an opportunity to have a larger conversation about some of the common misconceptions about historic preservation, and why it is such an important topic for a future mayor.  ...