What will metro Atlanta look like 25 years from now?
There are many things to consider about that question. Some are fairly obvious. What kind of land use and development patterns should we follow in order to deal with the estimated three million additional residents the area is expected to have by 2040? What type of transportation solutions should be implemented in order to move all those people around?
Others require some more thought. How can we guarantee a reliable water supply for the area’s residents? What does the area (and Georgia) have to do in order to ensure a trained, qualified workforce for the jobs of the future? How do we deal with a population that will have an ever-increasing number of residents over the age of 65?
For each of those issues, there are a wide range of possible solutions. Some will be easy to implement, while others will require a significant capital investment. Many will require building a consensus among residents before they can be implemented.
The Atlanta Regional Commission is beginning the process of developing a plan for 2040. This year, thy are soliciting input and looking at various options. In 2016, they will develop their plan, and they expect to adopt the final version sometime in 2017.
Right now, they are looking for your input. You can provide it here.