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Alliance for Quality Growth
The Alliance for Quality Growth (AQG) was formed to increase awareness and understanding among Georgia policymakers, planners, developers, and the general public of the wide variety of planning tools available for promoting efficient land use in urban and suburban areas. AQG is housed at the UGA Fanning Institute and includes strong representation from the College of Environment & Design.
Georgia is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth and along with it, an unprecedented consumption of land. The Atlanta area alone consumes an average of 500 acres of fields and farmland every week. The economic, social, and environmental problems that accompany such development are far-reaching, profound, and permanent.
Education and community involvement are critical to prevent the perpetuation of such sprawling growth across our state. AQG offers comprehensive training on the tools and techniques of quality growth for elected officials, professional staff, developers, and citizens.