PLAN 2040 promotes sustainable, energy-efficient land development and transportation investments by focusing new growth in the region's existing activity and job centers where infrastructure already exists.
PLAN 2040 benefits the region's economy by giving all residents better access to their jobs and to shopping and services. It also improves the movement of freight and goods through and within the region.
PLAN 2040 is all about the people of the Atlanta region, today and tomorrow. The region's demographics are changing rapidly, becoming both older and younger, and becoming more racially diverse. These changes are incorporated into all aspects of PLAN 2040, as is an emphasis on becoming healthier.