How do you think the metro Atlanta region should grow and change? What attributes do you love about your community? Are there places and qualities that should be protected as our region grows? How can we ensure that metro Atlanta remains globally competitive, attracts and retains the best workforce possible and continues to be a quality place to live?
These questions and more are posed in a new survey being conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to inform future plans. This survey offers regional residents a chance to prioritize six important goals for the future identified by the ARC board: developing a highly skilled workforce; ensuring a secure water supply; building a comprehensive transportation system; creating walkable, vibrant neighborhoods; becoming an innovation and technology hub; and improving access to arts, recreation and a healthy quality of life.
Input from this survey will be used to help ARC develop its Regional Plan of investment strategies and performance metrics that will guide public policies related to issues of transportation, land use, water quality, workforce development, aging citizens and health resources. The Regional Plan is a set of goals and strategies to ensure growth and a high quality of life for everyone in the region.
The survey is visual, interactive and brief. It allows for open-ended comments throughout, including the ability to suggest new priorities not yet identified. This is the first of three surveys that ARC will conduct over the course of updating The Regional Plan, set to be adopted in the spring of 2016. This first Regional Plan survey is available at www.atlantaregional.com/TheRegionalPlan and is open from the beginning of July through the end of September 2014.