Atlanta Regional Plan 2040

At a Glance:

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Date: 2012

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Belonging and Civic Muscle, Humane Housing, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Reliable Transportation, Thriving Natural World

Determinants of Health: clean air, neighborhood safety, nutrition, employment, belonging and civic muscle, noise, meaningful work and wealth, active transportation, affordable housing, clean water, physical activity, housing, built environment

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, Older Adults, People Living in Poverty, People with Disabilities, Urban Communities

Research Methods: Survey, Primary research, Literature review

Community Types: urban, suburban

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The first-ever HIA on a major metropolitan transportation and comprehensive growth plan will be led by the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture. Plan 2040—which is being conducted by the Atlanta Regional Commission, the local intergovernmental-coordination agency—integrates multiple aspects of regional planning, including transportation, land use, water and air quality, housing and greenspace through the year 2040. CQGRD will examine the plan’s potential impact on a range of health issues, such as injury and asthma rates, and the risks of obesity and diabetes.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Atlanta Regional Plan 2040

Atlanta Regional Plan 2040

This is a health impact assessment that analyzes how Plan 2040, a comprehensive growth and transportation plan for counties in the Atlanta region, will address ...

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