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: What’s New from the Census Bureau?

The Census Bureau has released-- over the last few weeks--two great new datasets that are worth a look: American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS), 2017 Available through American FactFinder, the ACS 1-year has 2017 estimates for geographic areas with 60,000 people or more.  The next ACS [...]

By |2018-09-26T14:45:18+00:00September 26th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s New from the Census Bureau?

Monday Mapday: New Map Tool for Exploring Atlanta Metro Region Commuting Patterns

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, operated by the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, provides Residential Area Characteristics (RAC), Worker Area Characteristics (WAC), and Origin-Destination data for workers and jobs on an annual basis.  Using LEHD data, the dashboard below (also here) enables the user to identify where people who live in [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:18:05+00:00August 27th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New Map Tool for Exploring Atlanta Metro Region Commuting Patterns

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

Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region?  What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for  original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]

By |2018-08-15T14:59:39+00:00August 15th, 2018|Education, Housing, Population, Public Health, Transportation, Web Wednesday|Comments Off on Web Wednesday: What’s Next ATL?

Monday Mapday: Bike-Share Trip Explorer Tool for Atlanta

The availability of alternative avenues of transportation is on the rise in Atlanta!  With ride-sharing, bike-sharing, and most recently scooter- and moped-sharing, Atlanta residents, workers, and visitors are finding a variety of options to get around the city that do not involve driving a car or only using public transit.  While many of the [...]

By |2018-07-30T23:37:22+00:00July 30th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Bike-Share Trip Explorer Tool for Atlanta

Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Access Research Atlas provides food access estimates by census tract across a variety of indicators, including proximity to grocery stores, family income, and vehicle accessibility.  Estimates for the 2015 Atlas are based on a 2015 list of supermarkets, the 2010 Decennial Census, and the 2010-14 American [...]

By |2018-07-09T18:23:52+00:00July 9th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Public Health, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Food Access in the Atlanta Metro Region

Friday Factday: Majority of Metro Atlanta Millennials Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Expand Public Transit

           

By |2018-08-13T18:35:46+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Majority of Metro Atlanta Millennials Willing to Pay Higher Taxes to Expand Public Transit

Friday Factday: Informing Transit Discussion–
What Does Metro Atlanta Speaks Say?

There's been much in the press lately about the continuing public debate regarding possibilities for funding and implementing alternate transportation modes, with particular focus being placed on transit.  Part of the discussion has been on business needs and expectations, both currently and in the future.  Another aspect of the debate has revolved around Atlanta [...]

By |2018-02-02T18:20:20+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Friday Factday, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Transportation|Comments Off on Friday Factday: Informing Transit Discussion–
What Does Metro Atlanta Speaks Say?

Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta

This month's Regional Snapshot begins to dig into the results from the 2017 Metro Atlanta Speaks survey, comparing responses among the counties surveyed and offering insights as to how different segments of the population responded. Each year since 2013, ARC and its community partners conduct the Metro Atlanta Speaks public opinion survey to take [...]

By |2017-11-09T19:00:11+00:00November 9th, 2017|Economy, Education, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Regional Snapshot, Transportation|Comments Off on Regional Snapshot: Metro Atlanta Speaks: Perceptions of Life in Metro Atlanta
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