Who We Are

The Livable Communities Coalition is a diverse network of leaders, citizens, organizations, institutions, and businesses who all share a determination to work together to achieve quality growth for the Atlanta region. The Coalition believes that every citizen has an interest in making our growing community a better place now and in the future, and works to serve as a catalyst for thoughtful, inclusive decision making about community growth and development.

The Coalition was formed in 2005 as a result of the Metro Atlanta Chamber?s ?Quality Growth Task Force? recommendations for accommodating regional growth in a way that protects and improves our quality of life and strengthens our business environment.

The Quality Growth Task Forceconsisted of50 diverse representatives from local governments, the state legislature, businesses, developers, universities, civic and environmental groups and state and regional agencies came together for eight months in 2003 -2004 to study the region?s growth and make recommendation for how we can achieve quality growth for the region. The Task Force created the Livable Communities Coalition to ensure dedicated ongoing and long-term communication and advocacy efforts to advancesmart growth.

Eight Urban Land Institute District Councils, including ULI Atlanta, have received grants through a collaborative effort between the EPA and ULI to support regional alliances promoting smart growth development principles.The Livable Communities Coalition has been selected to participate in this national endeavor. As an existing alliance, the Coalition?s role will be to mentor new alliance organizations, in partnership with ULI Atlanta, in other regions of the country.

The Livable Communities Coalition consists of a diverse members from the public and private sectors as well as civic organizations. The Coalition is lead by a diverse Board of Trustees.David Allman, Founder and Chairman of Regent Partners,is Chair of the Livable Communities Coalition. Financial support is provided by donations from philanthropic foundations, corporate foundations, corporations and individuals.

Further Reading

Board of Trustees

Coalition Members