Despite recent heavy rains, much of metro Atlanta is still in a level two drought response. Why? The rain that has fallen in metro Atlanta has not reached Lake Lanier, which remains well below “full pool.” In fact, it’s about 9 feet low, and that means it's time for all of us to conserve water.
As the Atlanta Falcons gear up to face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, we thought it’d be fun to take a look at how the two regions stack up on a range of metrics, from demographics to economics. Call it the Data Super Bowl. After each category, we’ll award a touchdown or field goal. May be the best region win!
Craig Lesser receives 2016 Harry West Visionary Leadership Award ARC honored Craig Lesser (left) with the 2016 Harry West Award. The award was presented by Harry West’s son, Jeff (center), and [...]
Transportation Tops List of Region’s Concerns for Third Straight Year, Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Shows Each year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), with our community partners, conducts a survey to take the [...]
More than 1,200 leaders explored the key issues and challenges facing metro Atlanta and celebrated the region's extraordinary journey at the Atlanta Regional Commission's State of the Region breakfast on Friday, Oct. 28.
ARC Honors Game-Changing People & Places with Developments of Excellence Awards The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) presented its 18th annual Developments of Excellence awards the State of the Region breakfast on October 28, [...]
Transit-oriented developments, or TODs, are pedestrian friendly, mixed-use communities built around rail stations. How can we ensure that these popular projects do not price out the lower-income residents who need access to transit and jobs the most? The TransFormation Alliance has a website with some tools and information that can help.
This summer has been sizzling, with too little rain to break the heat. Most of North Georgia has been dry this spring and summer. We don’t know how long the current dry conditions may persist, so it’s important for all of us to use water wisely.
Can public art improve and enliven the experience of transit riders in Atlanta? That's the goal of MARTA's En Route project. Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou's striking mural at the King Memorial MARTA station is the first completed mural in the project. It was created with the help of funds from the Atlanta Regional Public Art Program.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is arguably the region’s biggest economic asset. Recognizing the economic potential of the area surrounding the airport, the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance recently adopted a roadmap for the area's future growth and development. What should you know about this blueprint for the future of Aerotropolis Atlanta?