The Atlanta region is a dynamic place, with a rapidly growing population that is getting more diverse and older as well, as baby boomers age and life spans increase. Residents of all ages and abilities are demanding a better quality of life. They’re seeking vibrant, walkable communities, greater access to parks and greenspace and improved housing options, including the ability for older adults to age in place.


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

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. ARC and its planning partners are working to better connect people to their jobs, families and nearby amenities.


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

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.