Neighborhood Planning Units
Atlanta's 230 neighborhoods are grouped into 24
neighborhood planning units.
The NPU system was established in 1974 by
city ordinance to assure communication between the city and its citizens. NPUs transmit
information from city bureaus and departments and provide citizens with a way to
participate in city planning. The NPUs review and respond to proposals about all kinds of
city functions: transportation, parks, recreation, economic development, public safety,
human services and environmental protection. The NPU process gives the city a sounding
board for citizen reaction. It also allows citizens to initiate ideas.