HPRG: Plan 2040 HIA

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Plan 2040 Health Impact Assessment:
Scoping Review

This unique meeting of the Healthy Places Research Group will facilitate a discussion of work in progress. The topic is a health impact assessment (HIA) currently being conducted by the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) on PLAN 2040, the long-term regional comprehensive plan being prepared by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). ARC is Atlanta's regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency.

PLAN 2040 will integrate multiple aspects of regional planning, including transportation and land use, housing, greenspace, water, and air quality through the year 2040. Will it promote safe, livable, affordable communities with a stable economic base? Will it allow metro Atlanta residents to choose healthy, active lifestyles? How will it affect everyday activities like going to work, to school, or to the store? CQGRD will investigate these questions and many others and suggest ways to make PLAN 2040, and subsequently other regional planning efforts, more health-oriented. Additionally, CQGRD will provide HIA training and technical assistance to project partners. Through the HIA process, CQGRD seeks to present sustainability, economic benefit and health as mutually-supportive, attainable goals of transportation and land use planning. This HIA is currently in the scoping stage.

Researchers from CQGRD and members of ARC will present the background and purpose of PLAN 2040 and the health impact assessment, the project methodology, and the data collected from the community and other sources. Meeting participants will be invited to discuss preliminary findings, prioritization of assessment topics, and the overall project strategy in a lively, interactive session.

Please visit http://www.cqgrd.gatech.edu/projects/plan_2040_hia/index.php to learn more about the PLAN 2040 HIA and to take an online health impact survey.

Date and Time:
December 7, 2010 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Harry West Room | Atlanta Regional Commission | 40 Courtland Street, NE | Atlanta | Georgia | 30303-2538
Click here for directions to the building. The Harry West Room is on the ARC level (3rd Floor). Security will unlock the main entrances.


  • Workflow Status:Published
  • Created By:Michelle Marcus
  • Created:11/11/2010
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016