Resilient Atlanta: Actions to Build an Equitable Future

City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resilience
Created: 12/29/2020 -

Abstract

Resilient Atlanta includes a comprehensive and actionable set of Visions, Targets, and Actions that addresses the region’s most pressing stresses and seeks to build capacity among residents and city systems alike to better withstand future shocks. The Strategy is organized into four leading Visions which reflect residents’ and stakeholders’ aspirations for Atlanta’s future. We have set Targets supported by Actions that detail specific programs and policies to realize each Vision:

  • Vision 1: Preserve and Celebrate Who We Are.
  • Vision 2: Enable all Metro Atlantans to Prosper.
  • Vision 3: Build Our Future City Today.
  • Vision 4: Design Our Systems to Reflect Our Values.

Public, private, and nonprofit partners across the city are already engaged in this process and have taken the lead on the nearly 60 strategic Actions outlined in the Strategy. Together, this resilience framework sets the foundation for a stronger, cross-collaborative regional approach to problem solving and resilience building.

Resilient Atlanta is an aspirational strategy which builds on the strengths of regional growth, diversity, and integration, while addressing key challenges that face the region. The Visions, Targets, and Actions included in the Strategy were developed with input from over 7,000 Metro Atlantans, including 1,000 online survey respondents, more than 100 stakeholder interviews, 40 public events, and over 100 Working Group members compromised of public, private, nonprofit, and community experts as well as everyday residents. It builds on existing plans, expands strategic initiatives already underway, and develops innovative Actions to create a more resilient and equitable Atlanta. The result is a collaborative, action driven plan which will serve as a blueprint of how Atlanta can rise up from the ashes regardless of the shocks and stresses encountered.

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Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Awareness
Planning
Scale
Community / Local
Sector Addressed
Culture/communities
Development (socioeconomic)
Economics
Education / Outreach
Policy
Transportation / Infrastructure
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Design or reform institutions
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Host adaptation training or planning workshop
Create/enhance resources and tools
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Temperature
Flooding
Infrastructure damage
Precipitation
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Storms or extreme weather events
Habitat/Biome Type
Terrestrial
Sociopolitical Setting
Urban
Region
North America
United States
Southeast & Caribbean

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