A Division of the Center for Livable Communities
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) promotes sustainable growth and efficient development patterns to ensure the Atlanta region is positioned to meet the challenges of the 21st century. ARC's Community Development Division develops regional plans and policies that address key land use issues and needs of the Atlanta region.
As the Atlanta area's Regional Development Center, under state law, ARC is a comprehensive land use planning agency. ARC convenes and advises communities on decisions and actions that impact more than one jurisdiction.
The Community Development Division also manages ARC's award-winning Livable Centers Initiative program. This program encourages local jurisdictions to plan and implement strategies that link transportation improvements with land use development strategies to create sustainable, livable communities consistent with regional development policies.
The Community Development Division also posts to a Land Matters Blog that contains all things related to land-use planning and policy. Click here to sign up for the weekly Land Matters Blog!