Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) -
The Neighborhood Planning Unit
is a neighborhood-scale governmental structure used in the city of Atlanta
.The system was established in 1974 by Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Holbrook Jackson
. His aim was to ensure that citizens, particularly those who had been historically disenfranchised, would be in a position to comment on the structure of their communities, and to ensure that the citizens would not have this ability stripped of them by politicians who found an involved and engaged public inconvenient, Mayor Jackson had the NPU System placed within the City Charter, which can only be changed by the Georgia Legislature. That same section of the Charter also contains the Office of the Mayor as well as the Atlanta City Council."High Poverty" Public Use Mico Data Area (PUMA)
- Sample Areas, or PUMAs, is a division of US States
area which each contain around 100,000 people. All such areas are non overlapping and partition a State. There are a total of 2,071 PUMAs. The State governments drew the PUMA boundaries for the 2000 Census
, to allow reporting of detailed data for all areas.