Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

How do local governments decide where to invest public funds? Better yet, how can local governments help ensure that these investments are distributed to projects in an equitable manner? Unfortunately, there is no single, easy answer. However, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has created an interactive equity analysis tool to help address these questions. [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:44:50+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

It's Cyber Monday and consumers are finding deals on goods and services purchased online.  Internet access, for many, has become a basic utility like electricity, phone, and water without which a household might find it difficult to fully operate within our increasingly connected and connection-dependent world.  Nonetheless according to a recent Pew Research Report, [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13  metro  counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]

By |2018-11-19T17:58:40+00:00November 9th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results Released

Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

Opportunity varies widely across our country.  Where one grows up, the income of their parents, their race and ethnicity -- all of these factors can contribute to a person's economic prospects and potential social mobility as an adult.  Researchers from Harvard, Brown, and the U.S. Census Bureau have attempted to measure the extent to which [...]

By |2018-10-24T08:52:14+00:00October 24th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Race and Diversity, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: The Opportunity Atlas

Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

Based on recently-released data from the U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP), average life expectancy can be shown to vary greatly across relatively short distances in the U.S., with income, race/ethnicity, and education being the primary drivers of these differences.  Produced through a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the [...]

By |2018-10-08T10:50:53+00:00October 1st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Voter Turnout Trends

Tuesday, November 6th, the date of the 2018 General Election, is fast approaching. With this in mind, we have compiled and are sharing data on registration and turnout among voters in the 20-county Atlanta metro region for the last four general elections. Hover over the chart below to find out what percentage of the [...]

By |2018-09-28T09:09:58+00:00September 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Metro Atlanta Voter Turnout Trends

Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

This month's Regional Snapshot explores key trends among the 65+ age cohort in the 10-county Atlanta region.  This snapshot is a compressed version of a longer product giving an overview of Aging demographics, as well as of issues impacting seniors in our region. This forthcoming product will also highlight activities and programs of the Atlanta [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:11:11+00:00September 13th, 2018|Age and Generations, Regional Snapshot|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Exploration of Key Trends in the 65+ Age Cohort

Friday Factday: Aging by Race and Ethnicity

This may be old news to you, but the U.S. population is aging and is expected to continue to do so.  The Census Bureau currently projects that by 2035 older people will outnumber younger people for the first time in U.S. history.  In that year, it is estimated that 78 million U.S. residents will [...]

By |2018-08-17T17:30:39+00:00August 17th, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Population|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Aging by Race and Ethnicity

Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.   While much progress has been made since the signing of the ADA, challenges persist in the pursuit of full [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:12:21+00:00July 28th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Friday Factday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Workers with Disabilities

Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.  Based on the most recent estimate, there are 40.7 million people living with one or more disability in the [...]

By |2018-08-09T20:41:06+00:00July 21st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
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