The CCP is an initiative started by Emory to provide a framework to discuss common quality of life issues within the Clifton community - the area within three miles of Emory's core campus.
Our goal is to engage local audiences in a productive, community dialogue, including
- civic leaders,
- business leaders,
- local governments,
- employers/employees and
- local residents.
The CCP focuses on four areas that will have a significant and positive impact on the community.
- Live Locally - encouraging housing in the Clifton community that will appeal to local employees, let them live near their jobs, and reduce the number of commuter cars on area roads.
- Walk Anywhere - walking supports safe and vibrant streets, and can be a healthy viable commute option.
- Commute Creatively - reducing the number of local residents and employees who travel on area roads in single occupancy vehicles - commute differently and reduce congestion.
- Enhance Vibrant Neighborhoods - improving the community by supporting local shops, restaurants, entertainment and activities.
The CCP will create an environment in which students, faculty staff, patients, residents and visitors will know they are in the Clifton community by the
- progressive urban design,
- beautifully landscaped streetscapes,
- walkable safe sidewalks,
- range of activities offered in the area and
- the confluence of people actively engaged in the community.
There will be the sense that "this is the place to be."
To bring neighbors, businesses, institutions and civic partners to develop a vision for the future and work together on implementation.