About Us

The Clifton Community Project (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 Atlanta 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: The CCP encourages housing in the Clifton community that will appeal to local employees, allowing them live near their jobs and reducing the number of commuter cars on area roads.
  • Walk Anywhere: The CCP promotes walking, which supports safe and vibrant streets and can be a healthy commute option.
  • Commute Creatively: The CCP aims to reduce the number of local residents and employees who travel on area roads in single occupancy vehicles, improving congestion.
  • Enhance Vibrant Neighborhoods: The CCP enhances the community by supporting local shops, restaurants, entertainment, and activities.

Our Vision

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."

Our Mission

To bring neighbors, businesses, institutions, and civic partners together to develop a vision for the future and work together on implementation.