What We Stand For

Our goal is working to improve quality of life in the Atlanta region through smart growth. The Livable Communities Coalition is establishing a coordinated framework for working together to achieve its four guiding principles ofsmart growth. By adhering to these principles of smart growth, we can provide better choices for our citizens and businesses, reduce traffic, recycle underutilized and blighted properties, be more efficient in our use of public infrastructure, and save green space.

The Coalition advocates four principles:

  • Support greater densities and mixed use developments in appropriate areas, especially in our region?s centers and transportation corridors
  • Integrate transportation investments with appropriate land use
  • Increase housing choices by removing barriers that artificially restrict the market
  • Guide how greenfield land is developed, promoting a sense of community, provide more houisng choices, leverage existing infrastructure, and conserve natural resources.

Further Reading

The Livable Communities Coalition's Compact