You are here
Imagine Austin Blog
Sep 26, 2017 - 01:20 pm CDT
On June 15, 2017, Imagine Austin - the city's comprehensive plan through 2040 - turned five years old. The plan, adopted unanimously by City Council in 2012 and created with input from thousands of Austinites, established a community vision of a city of complete communities where all Austinites have access to the amenities, transportation, services, and opportunities that fulfill their material, social, and economic needs. These communities support all ages, identities, and cultures while preserving our unique community spirit. These places are livable, safe, affordable, and accessible; and they promote healthy lifestyles, community engagement, and inclusion.
The Imagine Austin Year 5 Progress Report provides a valuable opportunity for reflection on the City of Austin's progress towards our community vision. The report contains the stories of progress, challenges, and lessons learned from each of the 8 Priority Programs, which coordinate the implementation of the plan's policies, actions, and overall vision through diverse, interdisciplinary teams. The Progress Report also contains the first look at the indicators attributed to Imagine Austin, which help us to measure progress towards the outcomes desired by the community. The web-based Imagine Austin Dashboard contains the results, analysis, and important context for these indicators.
Year 5 marks an important milestone for Imagine Austin, and though the Progress Report highlights many of our hard-earned successes, it also paints a picture of the long road ahead of us. Imagine Austin laid out a vision for our community, one where Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all. In order for us to achieve that vision, we must continue to work together as a community to take collective action to bring us closer to that future. We know that Austin's greatest asset is its people: passionate about our city, committed to its improvement, and determined to see our vision become a reality.
Cheers to five years, Imagine Austin!
Having trouble accessing the Progress Report document?
More Blog Posts
May 26, 2017 - 11:57 am CDT
You might have read in the news...
Tagged: South Central Waterfront
Jan 30, 2017 - 11:50 am CST
The Draft Code Awaits Your Feedback
CodeNEXT is the City of Austin initiative to revise the Land Development Code, which determines how land can...
Oct 15, 2014 - 11:04 am CDT
Discussing food in terms of food security or insecurity was relatively unknown before the 1970s, and wasn’t typically used to describe a family’s socioeconomic situation in the United States....
Tagged: Healthy Austin
Sep 22, 2014 - 07:02 pm CDT
This past Friday, September 19th, four urban parklets located between 3rd and 5th Streets on Congress Avenue popped up in celebration of PARK(ing) Day. This year...
Sep 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm CDT
Affordable housing is a well-known challenge in our fast-growing city. While one person’s definition of affordability may not match with yours, a recent report by...
Tagged: Permanent Supportive Housing
Sep 18, 2014 - 11:46 am CDT
Recent research indicates that Austin is in need of housing, particularly for households earning less than $25,000 per year. Current data indicates that there is a shortage of 48,000 units, up...
Aug 25, 2014 - 03:46 pm CDT
Austin is full of iconic places, spaces, and people. As we continue to grow, what would happen if we shaped our community around places, inviting people to create and improve the public places...
Jul 23, 2014 - 10:22 am CDT
In Central Texas water is a big deal, especially in the summer when the temperatures start to climb. For many, respite is found in the cool waters of nearby swimming holes, many of which are fed...
Tagged: streambank restoration
May 16, 2014 - 11:39 am CDT
The Neighborhood Plan Contact Teams (NPCT) are groups of individuals who are the stewards and advocates of their adopted neighborhood plan. They work with city staff towards the implementation of...
Tagged: contact teams