City Planning 2

Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s-1990s

Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s – 1990s consists of city planning maps, documents and publications primarily from the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Regional Commission.  The collection includes digital items such as land use and urban renewal maps, comprehensive City of Atlanta plans and statistical publications such as Atlanta Regional Commission’s Housing and Population from 1955 to 1999.  The Planning Atlanta collection provides a vivid portrait of the city’s built environment and depicts structural conditions of buildings, segregated neighborhoods and land use patterns.  These planning maps and publications, most of which relate to and build upon each other, form a more complete depiction of how the Atlanta region’s physical and social landscape changed over time.

Currently, the collection contains about 120 digitized and georeferenced maps.  Over the course of 2012 and 2013, as the University Library continues to digitize this material, the digital collection will contain over 1000 maps and over 230 documents and publications.  Additionally, the statistical information from ARC’s Housing and Population will be converted into a dataset.  The majority of the collection covers the 1950s to the 1980s.  However, a small number of maps and publications are dated from the 1930s and 1940s and some as recent as the 1990s.

For additional information regarding this  initiative or to view the collection, please visit the Planning Atlanta website.

Point of contact: Mr. Joe Hurley, Data Services Librarian — jhurley@gsu.edu