Draft Vision 2051 has been released
On Thursday November 17, 2011 Regional Council approved the Draft Vision 2051 for circulation & comment.
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The Draft Vision 2051 updates Vision 2026, the Region's primary strategic document, and creates a blueprint of the kind of community our citizens want York Region to be in the year 2051. The document takes a 40-year outlook on York Region's future, and will provide guidance to Regional Council and staff when making decisions.
The Draft Vision 2051 contains 8 goal areas, tied to the Region's key priorities, and corresponding action areas. The goal and action areas are listed below. Each action area also contains a list of more specific actions, to help illustrate the Region's vision.
Goal 1: A Place Where Everyone Can Thrive
- A Place Where People Achieve Optimal Health
- An Integrated Network of Community Support
- Celebrating our Culture, Heritage and Diversity
- An Accessible Region
- Safe and Secure Communities
Goal 2: Liveable Cities and Complete Communities
- A Vibrant City-Region
- Complete Communities
- An Integrated Urban System
Goal 3: A Resilient Natural Environment and Agricultural System
- A Protected, Connected and Enhanced Regional Greenlands System
- A Healthy Environment for a Healthy Population
- Protecting Vital Water Systems
- A Thriving Agricultural Community
Goal 4: Appropriate Housing for All Ages and Stages
- Housing Choices that Match our Needs
- Housing that Supports Health and Sustainability
Goal 5: An Innovation Economy
- An Economy that Facilitates Creativity and Fosters Innovation
- Infrastructure and Resources Supporting a Knowledge Economy
- Attracting and Developing a Creative and Skilled Work Force
Goal 6: Interconnected Systems for Mobility
- A System that Prioritizes People and Reduces the Need for Travel
- Prioritize Alternative Modes of Travel for Active Transportation
- A Variety of Transit Choices
- A Network of Complete Streets
- Moving Our Economy
Goal 7: Living Sustainably
- Innovative Management of Water Resources
- Integrated Solutions for Waste
- Low-Carbon Local Energy Systems
- Adapting to a New Climate, Mitigating the Change
- Fostering Healthier and More Sustainable Behaviours
Goal 8: Open and Responsive Governance
- Open Government
- Service Delivery through Collaboration and Partnerships
- Operational Excellence
- Fiscal Responsibility
For more information, please see the November 2011 Council Report.