ARC, GA, The Atlanta Region’s Plan

Adopted 2016

By: Atlanta Regional Commission

https://www.atlantaregionsplan.org/

Table of Contents

 

age-friendly communities

This regional comprehensive plan includes a section on Healthy Livable Communities that discusses the need to become age-friendly. The first goal in this section contains an Action Item, called “Improve Quality of Life at the Neighborhood, City, County and Regional Levels”, that explains how the ARC, also the Area Agency on Aging, is planning for an aging population through support services, senior center programming, and case management.

Autonomous Vehicles

The region’s plan includes a report that explores transportation conditions in Atlanta and discusses how autonomous vehicles can impact these systems. It describes how implementing autonomous vehicles can shift priorities from infrastructure expansion to maintenance. Additionally, the report identifies widespread AV adoption as a possible scenario for future plan updates.

Built Environment and Health

This regional comprehensive plan addresses public health on its Healthy Livable Communities page. The action item Improve Public Health through the Built Environment discusses safety, active transportation, food systems, and green infrastructure. It shares current work being done to achieve these goals and points towards related plans by the ARC.

Creative Placemaking

The region's comprehensive plan promotes creative placemaking to improve quality of life. The creative placemaking action item, located under the healthy livable communities regional priority, is one approach used to improve public spaces. It defines policies to support creative placemaking, including identifying cultural resources, encouraging public art integration in infrastructure and public space, and increasing access to cultural assets.

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

The region’s plan identifies resources that are important to the region and require protection. The Regional Resource Plan contains three resource categories: areas of conservation or recreational value, historic and cultural resources, and areas of agricultural and scenic value. Categories are divides into smaller, more specific categories, then the plan assesses value, vulnerability, and management strategies.


Atlanta, GA

2010 Population: 420,003

2010 Population Density: 3,154.31/square mile


Barrow, GA

2010 Population: 69,367

2010 Population Density: 432.71/square mile


Bartow, GA

2010 Population: 100,157

2010 Population Density: 217.95/square mile


Carroll, GA

2010 Population: 110,527

2010 Population Density: 221.46/square mile


Cherokee, GA

2010 Population: 214,346

2010 Population Density: 508.32/square mile


Clayton, GA

2010 Population: 259,424

2010 Population Density: 1,832.48/square mile


Cobb, GA

2010 Population: 688,078

2010 Population Density: 2,026.45/square mile


Coweta, GA

2010 Population: 127,317

2010 Population Density: 288.77/square mile


DeKalb, GA

2010 Population: 691,893

2010 Population Density: 2,585.72/square mile


Douglas, GA

2010 Population: 132,403

2010 Population Density: 661.79/square mile


Fayette, GA

2010 Population: 106,567

2010 Population Density: 548.35/square mile


Forsyth, GA

2010 Population: 175,511

2010 Population Density: 783.46/square mile


Fulton, GA

2010 Population: 920,581

2010 Population Density: 1,748.04/square mile


Gwinnett, GA

2010 Population: 805,321

2010 Population Density: 1,871.17/square mile


Hall, GA

2010 Population: 179,684

2010 Population Density: 457.46/square mile


Henry, GA

2010 Population: 203,922

2010 Population Density: 633.05/square mile


Newton, GA

2010 Population: 99,958

2010 Population Density: 367.28/square mile


Paulding, GA

2010 Population: 142,324

2010 Population Density: 455.85/square mile


Rockdale, GA

2010 Population: 85,215

2010 Population Density: 656.55/square mile


Spalding, GA

2010 Population: 64,073

2010 Population Density: 326.12/square mile


Walton, GA

2010 Population: 83,768

2010 Population Density: 257.21/square mile