Blueprints for Successful Communities

A program of the Georgia Conservancy designed to facilitate community-based planning efforts across the state.

These planning initiatives can occur at a variety of scales and locations, from the neighborhood to the county level, as well as along transportation and watershed corridors and in urban and rural areas throughout the state.
The Blueprints program brings together diverse groups of stakeholders and expertise from across disciplines to help a community develop an action plan that makes the most of their assets and faces their challenges head on. The Blueprints report is the community's implementation plan and their guide to achieving their vision.

Current Blueprints studios


The Georgia Conservancy’s Blueprints for Successful Communities is partnering with Canvas Planning Group and Village Green Consulting to complete a plan for revitalizing beautiful downtown Hogansville in Troup County. Our plans will include implementable, actionable items reflective of the market capabilities for this small Georgia town.

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Paulding County 

In 2016, the Georgia Conservancy continues its state-wide contributions inclusive community planning in a new Blueprints community, northwest Georgia’s Paulding County. The Georgia Conservancy has been asked by county officials to undertake a land use study as part of the foundation of the county's 10-Year Comprehensive Plan Update.

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Calumet Village

In 2016, the Georgia Conservancy is working with residents and civic leaders in LaGrange, Georgia to envision a revitalized future for the town’s Calumet Village neighborhood. As the county seat, the vibrancy of LaGrange’s neighborhoods and commercial districts are a reflection of the overall opportunity within Troup County.

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Blueprints Projects & Principles

Since the Blueprints program's inception in 1995, we have worked in many different types of communities, including urban neighborhoods, transportation corridors, rural communities and environmentally-sensitive coastal areas. Blueprints has tackled issues related to:



Blueprints for Successful Communities is a part of the Georgia Conservancy's Sustainable Growth Program

Learn more about Blueprints:

The Blueprints Process
Blueprints Partners
Blueprints Communities
Community Resources

If your community is interested in applying some of our principles or elements of our process, please download The Blueprints Process: A Guide

For more information on Blueprints for Successful Communities, please contact Georgia Conservancy Sustainable Growth Program Manager Katherine Moore at or Georgia Conservancy Urban Design Lead Johanna McCrehan at