Just Growth Circle
Just Growth, in collaboration with Climate Interactive, hosts the Just Growth Circle (JGC), a network of diverse businesses, politicians, non-profits, academics, and community members committed to furthering equitable development in the South. The JGC is a community of learning, practice and innovation, open to all. We come together with our members on the second friday of every other month to support each other in building our connections, capacity and courage to realize the transition towards equitable development in the Atlanta region. The Just Growth Circle upholds the belief that the future of our communities depends upon our ability to provide equitable growth for all.
In 2016, initial members of the Circle set out to establish a set of Shared Values for the collective work of the Circle, building on PSE’s Principles of Shared Prosperity. These values further evolved in 2019 to the following:
Anticipate + Protect Against Displacement
Partner with others to manage the impacts of increased surrounding property values on vulnerable neighbors.
Value community leaders as critical partners, inviting meaningful participation, leadership and input during all phases of the project.
Improve the quality of life for current residents as well as the overall wellness of the surrounding communities.
Heal Environmental Injustice
Prioritize investment in communities that have felt the cost and burden of poor infrastructure in the past.
Reading for the next JGC meeting: The bitter harvest of Richard Bibb