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 merged with ULI Atlanta as the Livable Communities Council (LCC).  In January 2014, we formed the inaugural 50-member executive-level council led by an eight-member executive committee. Today the  council is chaired by an nine-member executive committee led by Amanda Rhein, Atlanta Land Trust.  Other members include David Allman, Regent Partners; Kevin Cantley, Cooper Carry; John Goff, DaVinci Development Collaborative, LLC; Kevin Green, Midtown Alliance; Marc Pollack, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group; Pam Sessions, Hedgewood Homes; Jim Stokes, Sustainable Solutions Georgia; and Dave Williams,  Metro Atlanta Chamber.


The LCC’s mission is to provide leadership to advance regional conversations around the responsible use of land, with the goal of building inclusive and healthy communities. In 2019, this ‘impact-oriented’ council will continue to focus on the critical role housing affordability plays in the Atlanta region; transit investment and implementation; improved connectivity; and regional and cross-jurisdictional collaboration. The LCC and its members seek to serve not only as thought leaders but also as practice leaders of responsible development.


ULI and the LCC bring a vast array of resources and tools to advance the conversation around the responsible use of land and building inclusive, healthy communities in the Atlanta region.  This ranges from best-in-class research to tangible application of best practices from ULI membership.  LCC is a member-driven Council with support from ULI Atlanta including Sarah Kirsch, Executive Director and Daphne Bond-Godfrey, Director.


LCC’s membership is comprised of 50 established leaders from the private, non-profit, and public sectors who are committed to advancing building inclusive communities.

The commitment

Membership in the LCC requires:

  • Active participation in all council meetings. The meeting dates will be set for the year at the beginning of the calendar year. In addition, working groups will be advancing specific policy and place-based initiatives throughout the course of the year.
  • Being a member of the Urban Land Institute and annual council dues of $200.
  • Sponsorship of ULI Atlanta is not a requirement of participation but is strongly encouraged to support the ongoing work and mission of the organization.