MA! Talks: The Smart City Model Panel Discussion

Atlanta Beltline with Ryan Gravel with MA!

Modern Atlanta (MA!) Design is Human, a 13 day conference celebrating Atlanta as a locus of modern design, continues through the end of the week.

A highlight of 2016’s offerings of talks, tours, and workshops, is a panel discussion on The Smart City Model, a sustainable urban methodology that focuses on social, economic, environmental, and cultural values.

The Atlanta BeltLine, one of the City’s most dramatic revitalization projects.

Moderated by Susan Szenasy of Metropolis Magazine, it features Ryan Gravel of Sixpitch and City of Atlanta Design Initiative, Amy Chester of Rebuild by Design, and Jarel Portman of Founding Principal/JPX Works.

Modern design has had an impact on the changing landscape of urban planning.  Specifically, the urban planning process is informed by similar values within modern design, particularly ones regarding connections: to other humans, to the environment, and to our sense of place. Continue reading

MA Home Tour Atlanta 2015

MA! Home Tour Atlanta

Founded in 2007, MA! has evolved into Design is Human, Atlanta, a design event that promotes modern international design and culture. MA! has created a platform for cutting edge architects, interior designers and builders to showcase their work.

Nestled in old affluent neighborhood of Atlanta, a modern home has risen from the ashes. Ansley Park, dating back to 1904, was the first Atlanta suburban neighborhood designed for automobiles with its wide, winding roads rather than the grid pattern of normal streetcar suburbs of the time. Diverse in style and scale, the houses in the district represent a full range of eclectic and contemporary architecture. Continue reading