Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing the region.  With an increase in people moving to the region looking for a place to live, the supply of housing has not kept pace with the demand, leading to rising rents and ownership costs.  When you add to that the allure of amenities [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:11:15+00:00September 12th, 2018|Economy, Housing, Special Features|Comments Off on Housing Affordability Special Feature: High-Income Renter Households Up 163% from 2007

Special Feature: Highways, Urban Renewal, and Patterns in the Built Environment

The story map below represents the capstone work of Matt Leonard, a recent graduate of the MS-Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at Georgia Tech and Research & Analytics Intern at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC).  It provides an illuminating glimpse at how Atlanta's built environment and human landscape was shaped in large [...]

By |2018-08-21T13:07:49+00:00August 20th, 2018|Housing, Race and Diversity, Special Features, Transportation|Comments Off on Special Feature: Highways, Urban Renewal, and Patterns in the Built Environment

Equity Special Feature: Neighborhood-level Health Data Available for 500 Largest U.S. Cities

When it comes to quality of life and lifespan, the argument gaining a lot of traction these days is that a person's zip code matters more than their genetic code.  This argument is bolstered by a growing body of research showing that Americans’ home address is a reliable predictor of their health and well-being.  [...]

By |2018-07-21T15:00:40+00:00July 21st, 2018|Equity Series, Public Health|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Neighborhood-level Health Data Available for 500 Largest U.S. Cities

Equity Special Feature: Childhood Poverty Rates in Urban and Rural Georgia are Roughly Equal

In light of shifting demographics, economic disparities, and notions related to identity, rural/urban comparisons have become a commonly-used lens for making sense of complicated issues facing our state and country.  However, despite the widespread use of this lens, the distinction between "urban" and "rural" is not always clear cut, especially when it comes to [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:13:27+00:00June 7th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Equity Series, Other Demographics, Special Features|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Childhood Poverty Rates in Urban and Rural Georgia are Roughly Equal

Special Feature: Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise in Metro Region

The next Regional Snapshot, coming out very soon, will examine Public Health in the Metro Region.  On that theme, this Special Feature post will focus on one of the more prominent public health issues facing the country and region at this time: the opioid addiction and overdose crisis.  As of the CDC's most recent [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:13:56+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Other Demographics, Public Health, Special Features|Comments Off on Special Feature: Opioid Overdose Deaths Rise in Metro Region

Equity Special Feature: Economic Mobility and Education

ARC’s Research & Analytics Group is publishing a series of Special Features on equity over the next few months.  Posts in the Equity Series will examine a variety of aspects of equity along with some of the key factors hindering the realization of this ideal in the Atlanta Metro region. Each post will focus [...]

By |2018-10-10T15:52:22+00:00April 4th, 2018|Economy, Education, Equity Series, Special Features, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Economic Mobility and Education

Special Feature: Population Change in Georgia’s Counties (New 2017 numbers)

The U.S. Census just released the most recent county population estimates for 2017.  These are produced every year and provide the most current county-level population numbers in the intervening years between the Decennial Censuses .  Based on this release, the state of Georgia's population in 2017 was estimated to be 10,429,379 - representing a [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:33:11+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Population, Special Features|Comments Off on Special Feature: Population Change in Georgia’s Counties (New 2017 numbers)

Equity Special Feature: Gender Wage Gap in the Metro Region

ARC's Research & Analytics Group will be publishing a series of Special Features on equity over the next few months.  Posts in the Equity Series will examine a variety of aspects of equity along with some of the key factors hindering the realization of this ideal in the Atlanta Metro region. Each post will [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:33:40+00:00March 7th, 2018|Economy, Equity Series, Other Demographics, Special Features|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Gender Wage Gap in the Metro Region

Equity Special Feature: Race & Earnings in the Atlanta Metro Region

ARC's Research & Analytics Group will be publishing a series of Special Features on equity over the next few months.  Posts in the Equity Series will examine a variety of aspects of equity along with some of the key factors hindering the realization of this ideal in the Atlanta Metro region. Each post will [...]

By |2018-08-13T18:34:29+00:00February 15th, 2018|Economy, Equity Series, Race and Diversity, Special Features|Comments Off on Equity Special Feature: Race & Earnings in the Atlanta Metro Region
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