Livable Communities Council

The Livable Communities Council's (LCC) mission over the coming years will continue to be improving metro Atlanta’s quality of life through smart growth, with a particular focus on Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and walkable communities. We are in conversations with MARTA, the Beltline, and other organizations as to how LCC can play an explicit role in advising on development around existing and future transit and believe there are other ways in which we can make tangible impacts on land use.

Livable Communities Council

As of July 2013, the Livable Communities Coalition has merged with ULI Atlanta as the Livable Communities Council (LCC).


Over the past few years, District Councils of ULI across the country have formed local councils in the same way there are product councils at the national level.

Local councils are either focused on practice areas (e.g. Residential Council in San Francisco) or topics (e.g. Regional Cooperation Council in Washington, D.C.).

LCC is the first of three local councils in Atlanta and is a topical council focused on improving metro Atlanta’s quality of life through smart growth, with a particular focus on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) and inclusive walkable communities.


Membership in the Council is by application and is capped at 50 members.   The Executive Committee is chaired by John Goff of DaVinci Development Collaborative, LLC.  Other members includes David AllmanMarc PollackPam SessionsJim Stokes; Mark Toro; Kevin Cantley and Dave Williams.


The LCC seeks to serve not only as thought leaders but also as practice leaders of responsible development.  Over the last three years, LCC members have provided explicit recommendations on development around existing and future transit as well as broad education on infrastructure and impacts on land use.  This year, LCC will continue to focus on transit investment and its implementation as well as the critical role affordable housing plays in TOD and walkable communities.


The full Council will meet twice annually, with 2017 meetings slated for March 21st and October 4th.  In addition to full Council meetings, working groups will be advancing specific policy and place-based initiatives throughout the course of the year.