Healthy, Livable Communities

The Atlanta Region's Plan  /  Healthy, Livable Communities

Improving quality of life for residents of all ages and abilities

To remain competitive and support anticipated growth, the Atlanta region must develop and maintain world-class infrastructure. This includes building a comprehensive transportation network that incorporates regional transit, and securing a sustainable, long-term supply of clean water.

The Atlanta Regional Commission forecasts the 20-county Atlanta will add 2.9 million people by 2050, bringing the region’s total population to 8.6 million. Careful planning and robust investment is needed to ensure metro Atlanta has the infrastructure needed for a successful future.

Developing additional walkable, vibrant centers, that support people of all ages and abilities

Mother walking with child across the streen in College Park

The Atlanta region is a collection of vibrant neighborhoods, historic communities and urban places that people and businesses call home. Making these communities even better places to live, work and play is critical to the ongoing vitality of the Atlanta region. The Atlanta Regional Commission and its planning partners are working to better connect people to their jobs, families and nearby amenities.

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Promoting health, arts and other aspect of a high quality of life

Mural at King Station

The Atlanta Region’s Plan includes many programs, policies and initiatives that are designed to improve the region’s quality of life.

The plan seeks to encourage healthy activities such as walking and bicycling, provide opportunities for local food production, and promote strategies that increase energy efficiency and improve air quality. It also aims to improve our public spaces with public art and creative placemaking, and preserving the cultural and historical treasures that make our communities unique.

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