Crowded, congested cities could be on their way out. In their place we could have a new type of city in the future – wide, green, open, and well-planned. Its people would be on wheels and wings, moving swiftly and surely from suburb to suburb, from rim to core and back again. …Metropolitan Atlanta, hub of Piedmont America, is a prime example of the New City in the making.
-Up Ahead: A Regional Land Use Plan for Metropolitan Atlanta, Metropolitan Planning Commission, 1952.