Athens artists helped defeat the downtown Walmart. Now it's time to become more proactive.
By Kevan Williams | January 9, 2013
Our development correspondent is going on hiatus, but first, he ruminates on nature, humanity and the future of Athens.
By Kevan Williams | July 18, 2012
If the ADDA hires UGA professor Jack Crowley to design a downtown master plan, the university itself won't be involved.
By Kevan Williams | July 11, 2012
Are fraternities willing to consider options for intown housing that work cooperatively with the Athens community?
By Kevan Williams | July 4, 2012
Jack Crowley's offer to create a master plan for downtown Athens should be seen as a starting point for a broad and inclusive process.
By Kevan Williams | June 27, 2012
Neighbors resist a frat house in Cobbham, and dollar stores move into the Broad/Baxter corridor.
By Kevan Williams | June 20, 2012
The "form follows finance" model for building is pervasive, but ignores what makes cities work.
By Kevan Williams | June 13, 2012
T-SPLOST may be our only way to fund its slate of transportation projects, but do we even want them?
By Kevan Williams | June 6, 2012
If the county pays for infrastructure to support development projects, shouldn't it have a voice in its design?
By Kevan Williams | May 30, 2012
Seeing how T-SPLOST fares throughout the state should be interesting—and not necessarily in a good way.
By Kevan Williams | May 23, 2012
We need to shift our baselines for imagining the potential of our natural surroundings.
By Kevan Williams | May 16, 2012
What are goals and objectives for, if they're not to be fulfilled?
By Kevan Williams | May 9, 2012