6 Ways ARC’s New Bike-Ped Plan Fosters a Bike/Walk-Friendly Region

May 25th, 2016|Aging & Health, ARC, Community Development, The Atlanta Region's Plan, Transportation|

How do you get a region built for cars to let go of the steering wheel and grab the handlebars or a pair of walking shoes? The key, according to ARC’s recently-approved updated bicycle and pedestrian plan, is offering residents safe, comfortable and convenient places to walk and bike.

Raising Awareness about the Hidden Crisis of Elder Abuse

May 25th, 2016|Aging & Health|

It’s almost unthinkable: the abuse of an older adult. This largely hidden crisis finds older adults falling victim to physical violence, emotional abuse, neglect and financial exploitation – often by the people they trust the most. Wear something purple on June 15 to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

New ARC Tool Shows Air Quality at the Neighborhood Level

May 18th, 2016|Natural Resources, Research & Data, The Atlanta Region's Plan, Transportation|

What is the air quality where you live? In the past, ARC has only been able to discuss air quality in a regional context. But a sophisticated new tool developed by ARC allows the agency to answer this question for the first time.

Atlanta LINK Delegation Gathers Insights from Booming Dallas-Fort Worth

May 13th, 2016|ARC, Community Development, Economy & Workforce, Leadership, Transportation|

About 110 Atlanta leaders traveled to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to learn how North Texas tackles major issues, from transportation to economic development. They also toured a park built over a downtown freeway and rode light rail to a thriving suburb.

Atlanta Population to Change in Surprising Ways by 2040

April 12th, 2016|Economy & Workforce, Research & Data, The Atlanta Region's Plan|

What will the population of the Atlanta region look like in 2040? One thing seems clear: It will be much larger. ARC expects the region to add 2.5 million people, bringing the total population to 8 million.

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