"The General Plan has a strong sustainability focus and provides local policies to address global climate change. The General Plan Conservation Element, Section A, provides an overview of climate change issues. The City’s Environmental Services Department, Sustainable Community Section, is taking the lead in preparing a Climate Mitigation and Adaption Plan, which will include an updated greenhouse gas inventory and detailed action items. For an overview of City actions related to sustainability, view the Sustainability Brochure (PDF)."
SUMMARY - Executive Summary text (PDF); San Diego's Built Environment in its Natural Setting (PDF); Land Use and Street System Map (PDF); Transit Land Use Connections Map (PDF).
GENERAL PLAN (2008) - Introduction (PDF); Strategic Framework (PDF); Land Use & Community Planning Element (PDF); Mobility Element - Full Version (PDF); Urban Design Element (PDF); Economic Prosperity Element (1 for each of the 13 city wards) (PDF); Public Facilities, Services & Safety Element - Full Version (PDF); Recreation Element (PDF); Conservation Element - Full Version (PDF); Noise Element (PDF); Historic Preservation Element (PDF).
OUR COMMUNITY VISION STATEMENT - "To be a vibrant and healthy city which places its highest priority on quality of life for all its citizens." "Through a series of workshops, Winnipeggers were asked to articulate, in greater detail, their views regarding the quality of life in Winnipeg. According to Winnipeg residents, their quality of life is dependent upon: a vibrant downtown and safe, healthy neighbourhoods; good municipal government that makes sound, principled decisions; economic prosperity shared by all Winnipeggers; development that is well planned and orderly; convenient access and mobility to all parts of the city; supportive and well maintained urban infrastructure; safety and security in the home, in neighbourhoods, and downtown; knowledge and good health for all citizens; environmental quality in both the natural and built environments; and a city with vitality, as seen in its people and the activities it offers."
OUR PRINCIPLES - 1. Sustainability; 2. Social consciousness; 3. Thoughtful development; 4. Partnership and collaboration; 5. Healthy living; and 6. Local empowerment. VISION DOCUMENT - 1. Downtown and Neighbourhoods; 2. Government and the Economy; 3. Planned Development, Transportation, and Infrastructure; 4. Public Safety, Health, and Education; 5. Environment, Image, and Amentities.
INTRODUCTION - "This is not a conventional Official Plan with individual, stand-alone chapters devoted to specific topics. In successful city-building, "everything is connected to everything" and so it is with the Plan. While the Plan is organized into various chapters, it is a comprehensive and cohesive whole." (page 1-7) 2. SHAPING THE CITY - 2.1 Building a More Liveable Urban Region; 2.2 Structuring Growth in the City - Integrating Land Use and Transportation; 2.3 Stable but not Static: Enhancing Our Neighbourhoods and Green Spaces; 2.4 Bringing the City Together - A Progressive Agenda of Transportation Change. "Vibrant and healthy communities are a defining element of the human ecology of a city, where each of us is connected to and affected by, the welfare of our neighbours." (page 3-12) "Strong communities and a competitive economy need a healthy natural environment. Clean air, soil and water and abundant trees, parks and open spaces, underlie our health and well-being and attract people to work and invest in the City." (page 3-23) 3. BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CITY - 3.1 The Built Environment; 3.2 The Human Environment; 3.3 Building New Neighbourhoods; 3.4 The Natural Environment; 3.5 Toronto's Economic Health; 4. LAND USE DESIGNATIONS - 4.1 Neighbourhoods; 4.2 Apartment Neighbourhoods; 4.3 Parks and Open Space Areas; 4.4 Utility Corridors; 4.5 Mixed Use Areas; 4.6 Employment Areas; 4.7 Regeneration Areas; 4.8 Institutional Areas;
"OUR CITY, OUR FUTURE" - The Chicago Climate Action Plan (CCAP) outlines 26 actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The CCAP outlines Five Strategies that includes a mix of reduced emissions and adaptation strategies: 1. Energy Efficient Buildings; 2. Clean & Renewable Energy Sources; 3. Improved Transportation Options; 4. Reduced Waste & Industrial Pollution; and 5. Adaptation.
The Chicago Climate Action Plan details steps for organizations of all kinds and suggests actions for every individual. As new technologies and options emerge, actions may change. The goal, however, remains the same: to reduce our emissions and prepare for change.
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