The Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) was
established in 1974 by Mayor Maynard H. Jackson, the NPU enables citizens to comment, express ideas and get information concerning all functions of Atlanta City government. The NPU, a citizen advisory council, makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on issues including zoning, land use and future planning.
"The 4-month long civic university is a pilot program of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. that will explore the history, vision, programmatic elements and implementation strategy of the BeltLine. BeltLine U consists of 8 sessions facilitated by staff of the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and its project partners. Graduates will have in-depth program knowledge that they can then share with others in the community."