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Registration Opens for ARC’s Community Planning Academy 2022 Training for Planning Officials

Atlanta — Mar 25, 2022

Registration is now open for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Spring 2022 Training for Planning Officials. Offered by ARC through its Community Planning Academy (CPA), the training will explore the historic and legal foundations of planning and zoning. It will cover the specifics of creating and implementing a comprehensive, equitable plan and use interactive modules to teach participants how to incorporate best planning practices into their own communities.

The training will take place in a hybrid setting over the course of four sessions:

  • Session 1: Friday, April 29 – Full Day, In-Person at ARC (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
  • Session 2: Friday, May 6 – Half Day, Virtual (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Session 3: Friday, May 13 – Half Day, Virtual (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Session 4: Friday, May 20 – Full Day, In-Person at ARC (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

In addition to the training, CPA will also host additional comprehensive courses in the Fall for elected officials and planning professionals. The courses, Housing 101 and Economic Development 202, will provide a deep dive into some of the most pressing planning issues facing our region to help attendees make educated and effective decisions to help shape their communities.

“Our planners, commissioners, and advisory board members are making critical land use decisions that shape our region,” said Sam Shenbaga, Managing Director of ARC’s Community Development Group. “CPA aims to help them better understand the critical issues facing metro Atlanta and their roles in addressing them to support our regional success.”

Registration for the Training for Planning Officials will close on April 22, 2022.


The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 11-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 74 other cities.  The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.

Contact Name: Olivia Haas
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