ATLsherpa: March 2021
Monthly Podcast & Newsletter for all subscribers
In this episode…
Audio start times for each section appear [in brackets] below…
ATLsherpa Update [01:15]
Upcoming Events & Tours [06:03]
Critical update for Mar 6 virtual tour: Microsoft’s Big Announcement [15:28]
Using Google Earth to enhance my tour experiences [19:45]
ATL’s Vanishing Past: A Call to Explore! [25:40]
12 things to keep an eye on for the remainder of 2021 and beyond [31:09]
Annual subscriptions discontinued after March 31.
Monthly premium and complimentary newsletter will still be available.
Complimentary podcast / newsletters (like this) will go out monthly instead of quarterly.
Premium subscribers will receive two additional installments each month on the first and third Saturday of the month.
Expect more virtual tours. Live Zoom meetings + recordings are free to premium subscribers.
Expect about one in-person tour per month. These are also free to premium subscribers.
Upcoming Events & Tours
Most current information is on my Eventbrite channel
In person tours are quite different than in the past — more focused and content rich.
Critical update for Mar 6 virtual tour: Microsoft’s Big Announcement…
To participate in this event you must register here — even if you signed up via Eventbrite!
Please do this ASAP. Current attendance is 90. This event will fill up.
Going to create a Google Earth tour for this. Should be fun and interesting.
Using Google Earth to enhance my tour experiences…
Takes the tour guest experience to a whole new level — literally and figurately.
Split screen allows me to show what sites look like now (present) vs. past and future.
Recording live virtual tours (watch video above) allows people to access this content at anytime and from any place. Think of the people who can’t come on my in-person tours for variety of reasons. Very happy about this.
Takes me 10-20 hours to create a one-hour virtual tour. This includes curating the content, mapping out the routes, uploading the text, images, etc. to Google Earth, formatting all of this and then testing it.
Watch the video above see what my virtual tours look and feel like.
You can also access my Google Earth tour directly if you want to take the tour at your own pace.
Feel free to share with friends and family.
ATL’s Vanishing Past: A Call to Explore!
My Mission: Connecting residents and visitors to ATL’s past, present & future
Connecting people to ATL’s past is getting more difficult
Past is giving way to the future at an ever-increasing rate
The past is vanishing right before our eyes (watch video above)
Get it while you can!
“You might think that the present is pretty obvious and static but it’s not. The present is subtle and dynamic. It is changing at warp speed. If you have ever done a double-take and asked, “Where the heck did that come from?” (referring to a high-rise building) you know this already. The present pulls the future into existence. Sometimes it pulls the past into a new existence. This is especially true for historic structures like the Candler Building in Downtown Atlanta. Many “old” buildings in Atlanta (entire neighborhoods, in fact) are experiencing a renaissance as we speak.” — ATLsherpa
12 things to keep an eye on for the remainder of 2021 and beyond…
[Audio begins at 31:09]
Resumption of pre-pandemic activities (level / pace)
Return to the office (hybrid / flex)
Resumption of business travel (inbound / outbound)
Resumption of ACV business (conventions / leisure / mart / sporting events)
Absorption of new real estate (apartments / retail / office)
Atlanta Beltline (trail construction / transit plans)
Disruptive technology (AI, AV, EV, WFH, SFH, fintech & real estate)
More from ATLsherpa
Ring of Fire Virtual Tour (video)
Big Ideas Report 2021 (ARK) — highly recommend!
COVID-19 Recovery indicators report – Feb. 25, 2021 Update (ARC)
Fast-track to future-ready operations (Accenture)
March 1 — Northside Study Group Virtual Public Meeting – Special Services District (SSD): Building The BeltLine For All (ABI) — other dates available
March 5 — Virtual Transform Westside Summit Friday (WFF)
March 9 — Using Electric Vehicles to Drive Development (ARC)
March 20 — Garden Party (ABG)
March 25 — State of Atlanta Healthcare (BisNow)
March 30 — Atlanta 2021 Industrial Update (BisNow)
Ongoing — Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience now on sale! (book quickly)
Ongoing — Orchid Daze (ABG)
ATLsherpa is an educational podcast & newsletter for people who would like to know Atlanta on a deeper, more meaningful level. My mission is to help you connect with ATL’s past, present, and future. As a subscriber, you gain access to articles, newsletters, virtual tours, interactive maps and other multi-media learning tools. — Steve Saenz, ATLsherpa & ExploreATL Tours