The Just Growth Circle (JGC) is a powerful and proven community engagement platform for residents of all races, incomes and backgrounds to influence decision-making about housing and retail development, infrastructure and transportation projects that impact them. The impetus for this effort was the creation of The Partnership for Southern Equity’s Metro Atlanta Equity Atlas (MAEA), which offers a digital, data-rich and accessible resource that can be used to create a fairer, more equitable region.
The JUST Growth Circle (JGC) works to leverage and influence both development and infrastructure initiatives through community engagement, technical support, research, and collective impact efforts for equitable development. The JGC refers to an ecosystem of approaches initiated to realize communities and regions where residents of all incomes, races, and ethnicities can participate and prosper from decisions that shape the places they live.
Guiding Principles of the Just Growth Circle:
All residents should be protected from environmental hazards
Enjoy access to environmental, health, economic, and social necessities such as clean air and water, adequate infrastructure, and job opportunities
Equitable Development Partners
PolicyLink NeighborWorks America Community Building Coalition of Northwest Atlanta The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Atlanta Regional Commission Center for Social Inclusion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fulton County Commission Georgia Department of Public Health Georgia Tech Community Affairs Office Gwinnett County Government – Community Outreach Department
TOGETHER WE PROSPER
Advancing policies and institutional actions that promote racial equity and shared prosperity for all in the growth of metropolitan Atlanta and the American South.
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