plan update 2020

The Atlanta Region’s Plan is a long-range blueprint that details the investments that will be made over the next 20-30 years to ensure metro Atlanta’s future success and improve the region’s quality of life. ARC is currently updating regional projects and policies through 2050. Learn more about the proposed updates by reviewing the documents and maps listed below. To share your input into The Atlanta Region’s Plan, explore the engagement opportunities.

To see what is in the current plan (approved in 2016), explore the currently adopted policies and projects.


Visit a Pop-Up Open House and give us your input!

Visit a pop up open house and learn more about the proposed regional plans and projects that are being made over the next 30 years.

Host a Civic Dinner and give us your input!

Dig into a discussion about our region’s future with 5-10 people, over a meal. The host guide we provide makes it easy. Raise a glass to the future, whatever may come. Salud!

Play at urban planning and give us your input!

You’ll explore the big trends that a panel of national experts say will impact our future and make choices about where you think our region is headed. Based on your answers, you’ll navigate to one of four alternate 2050 scenarios.

Laugh with Dad's Garage and give us your input!

The teen improv group will perform a show later this year that dares to envision metro Atlanta in 2050, when these teens will squarely be in middle age. Sign up to be the first to know when tickets become available.

So, why does this matter? Feedback from these activities will be compiled to help regional leaders better understand the kind of future that people think we’ll face, as well as their biggest concerns. This feedback will be shared with regional planners and elected leaders to help refine the set of policies that guides the region’s long-range planning work, which includes allocating dollars for transportation projects.

Explore more about the draft updated elements of the Atlanta Region’s Plan below. If you’d like to really peer into the future with ARC, you can also discover more about the key issues – or disruptors – most likely to drive change in the years to come.


Draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) project list

Draft RTP Project List

The Atlanta Region’s Plan 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) draft project list is available for public review. This list includes all projects programmed through years 2020-2050.

Timeline for TARP 2020 Update

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Description of major plan elements, process, and history as part of January 10, 2019 policy committee briefing.

View the Timeline

The Atlanta Region’s Plan Policy Framework

the Atlanta Region's Plan Venn Diagram

Adopted by the ARC Board, this framework set a vision and establishes policies to guide the various elements of The Region’s Plan.

Assets and Challenges Facing Our Region

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In preparation for the Regional Development Plan and the Regional Transportation Plan, key assets and challenges facing the Atlanta Region have been identified.

Regional Development Guide

UGPM Map metro Atlanta

The Unified Growth Policy Map (UGPM) provides direction for future growth based on the Areas and Places within the region. The UGPM represents local plans as well as The Region’s Plan policies and forecasts. ARC is in the process of working with local communities to update this vision for future regional growth.

Regional Resource Plan

Deer in a field of grass

The Regional Resource Plan enhances the focus on protection or natural, cultural, and agricultural resources, while coordinating efforts to plan for their long-term stewardship.