assists downtowns through the creation of a community-supported vision, plan, and implementation program. The RSVP is both a downtown master planning process and a downtown planning document that illustrates the community’s vision for the future and provides the steps to get there. Driven by a robust public input process that seeks the participation of all community members, RSVPs help local governments and community partners prioritize top downtown issues and work to establish a consensus around what must be achieved in the short and long-term.

The Renaissance Strategic Visioning & Planning Program



Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cairo, Cedartown, Chickamauga, Clarkesville, Cordele, Copper Basin, Dalton, Gainesville, Hawkinsville, Hinesville, Jefferson, Jesup, Perry, Ringgold, St. Marys, Stockbridge, Thomson, and Villa Rica

Previous RSVP Communities




Bringing together a diverse mix of public institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and private foundations, the Georgia Downtown Renaissance Partnership combines the skills and resources of the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the Georgia Municipal Association, the Georgia Cities Foundation, and the Lyndhurst Foundation to revitalize communities across Georgia. The Georgia Downtown Renaissance Partnership facilitates the creation of strategic visions, plans, and work programs for partner communities in Georgia.