Sustainable Growth Program
In today's world, protecting Georgia’s critical lands and habitats means more than just natural resource conservation; it also requires our built spaces - cities, towns and neighborhoods - grow and develop more sustainably.
The Bottom Line: Better planning helps the environment.
The Sustainable Growth Program works to foster smart, resilient development across the state, enabling communities to grow while using fewer resources and disturbing less open space.
The construction of new schools, as well as decisions regarding the closing of existing schools, influences the health, economic well-being, and the quality of life for the entire community. Our school siting workshops bring together diverse stakeholders to learn more about the EPA's guidelines for school siting.
Our Small Town Sustainability & Rural Resiliency Initiative is an ongoing research and outreach effort that looks at the dozens of tiny, rural towns scattered across Georgia for answers on how they might they be transformed to have a new life and a new economic purpose.
The type and location of housing stock have land use, economic, equity, and social justice ramifications and impacts the quality of our natural resources statewide. The Georgia Conservancy is helping to provide much-needed flexibility and options in housing affordability and diversity throughout Georgia.
Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy's Land Use Policy