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Captions for skyline pics in the neighborhood section[edit]

Hi. User:Mmann1988 brought up some very valid points in making an edit I reverted regarding the 3 photos in the cityscape section. The captions read: Downtown, Midtown and Uptown. Mmann brought up the point that uptown section of Atlanta is called Buckhead, and wants to change the caption on the photo to indicate that. I don't necessarily disagree with him, but as it is now, stylistically, it gives a symmetry to the photos, and while Buckhead is correct, Uptown is not incorrect. I think Buckhead is more correct, but Uptown fits in more with the layout. Rather than simply change it, I thought it might be good to get other's thoughts. Onel5969 (talk) 17:24, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

It should remain Buckhead until consensus is reached that "Uptown," which is not a place, should be used instead. Uptown would be incorrect, as it is not a proper noun when used to refer to Buckhead. Perhaps "the uptown district of Atlanta" would work, but Uptown, as a proper noun, would be incorrect.--Mmann1988 (talk) 19:57, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

ATL as an international city/metro[edit]

I see material is back that states Atlanta is one of the most multi-cultural cities in the US. While I think Atlanta is an interesting place, and understand the point that "Atlanta is not particularly Southern" except in its historical roots, the numbers do not show that Atlanta has a lot of foreign born residents. The city has 7.8% foreign born as of 2008-2012,[1] which is actually one of the lowest %ages (see this list).

As Demographics of Atlanta states:

Metro Atlanta is increasingly international, with its 716,434 foreign-born residents in 2010, a 69% increase versus 2000. This was the fourth largest rate of growth among the nation's top 100 metros, after Baltimore, Orlando and Las Vegas. The foreign-born proportion of the population went up from 10.3% to 13.6%, and Atlanta moved up from 14th to 12th in ranking of US metro areas with the largest immigrant population by sheer numbers. Still, its 13.6% proportion of immigrants is only the 29th highest of the nation's top 100 metros.

How can you change the text so that the point is made, without using a statement which factually is not supported by the census numbers? Keizers (talk) 14:31, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Here is a List of U.S. cities by foreign-born population showing where Atlanta lies among cities >200,000 total population (yes, I need to add rank numbers!) -- towards the bottom. Keizers (talk) 14:38, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Elevation[edit]

The article states "Atlanta has the highest elevation of major cities east of the Mississippi River." It then links to a website listing altitudes of US major cities. It isn't on the first page but Pittsburgh PA is listed at 1,203 ft. and Atlanta is 1,050 ft. Pittsburgh is a major city east of the Mississippi River. I think this should be deleted, and it's discouraging that contributors post facts without looking through their own sources.

TheWhiz410 (talk) 01:40, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

NPOV Dispute - Economy[edit]

The last section in the Economy section of the article is of dubious neutrality in tone. It reads like an argumentative essay with a clear thesis ("The city's economic problems are displayed [...]"), using value-laden descriptors not found in the sources ("a meager 0.4%", "These dismal statistics", "This unprecedented collapse") and editorializing on data found in sources ("Thus, Atlanta's current economic crisis was only worsened, and not caused, by the Recession."). It is also heavy on statistical comparisons; surely several statements could be cut to reduce wordiness. Please discuss changes, if any, that should be made to this section to bring it back in line with Wikipedia's neutrality standards. 72.215.49.159 (talk) 22:03, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

The integration of Atlanta public schools[edit]

The integration of Atlanta public schools begin in 1961 and by 1970 most all Atlanta city schools were integrated. The article reads as if integration did not occur until 1973. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saltgrass (talkcontribs) 16:33, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

World city rank Comment[edit]

In the lede, the sentence Atlanta is considered an "alpha-" or "world city", ranking 15th among world cities and sixth in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion. is not supported by the cite (neither the 15th (world) nor the sixth (national) rank. According to the cite the correct rankings are 45th in the world and eight in the U.S. I've corrected the rankings to reflect the cite (a 2012 ranking).

  1. ^ "Quick Facts: Atlanta", U.S. Census Bureau