Seeking Input: Atlanta's 'Plan 2040'
Josh Green shares news of a survey on the Atlanta Regional Commission's (ARC) website seeking input for Plan 2040, the region's growth plan. For more on the plan, here's how the ARC website describes the survey and its relation to Plan 2040. "PLAN 2040 is the region’s current plan to ensure growth, prosperity and a high quality of life for the next 25 years. The vision you help develop now will guide the plans for our region’s future."
Here's how Green describes the questions on the survey: "While some questions are no-brainers, 'Ensure quality, affordable education for all youth throughout the region — yes or no?' others could be more divisive: 'Make Public Parking Easily Available — yes or no?' Be sure to 'Favorite' ideas like 'Protect the character and integrity of existing neighborhoods.' And really ambitious poll-takers can click on the 'Suggest a Solution' button and rant away."
Preparing for growth is one thing, but recent reports have show that Atlanta is already adding new residents at a breakneck pace. Dave Pendered reported earlier this month, for example, that "[the] city of Atlanta added more residents in the past year than it did during the entire first decade of the 2000s."