The Making of Modern Atlanta Project
At a time when racial violence was common across the South, Atlanta set a standard for cross-racial cooperation among city leaders. Making of Modern Atlanta (MMA) is a multi-disciplinary initiative that documents the transformation of the city through the development and application of a model termed “The Atlanta Way.” The model is based on a governing philosophy and policies that support a public-private framework and promote economic growth across all sectors of the community.
Atlanta offers an important political, cultural and economic model for cities around the U.S. and the world to adopt for the purposes of building better, more vibrant and inclusive communities that serve the common good. Developed in cooperation with Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, the project includes: Ambassador Young’s memoir, Andrew Young: The Making of Modern Atlanta; a documentary film bearing the same title; a digital archive comprised of interviews with influential Atlanta natives; and an educational and leadership training program about the Atlanta model.