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Imagine Austin

Imagine Austin  is our city’s comprehensive plan for the future. Fueled by ideas and contributions from the Austin community, this 30-year plan for the city is based on Austin's greatest asset is its people: passionate about our city, committed to its improvement, and determined to see this vision become a reality. The plan lays out a vision for how the city can grow in a compact and connected way, and identifies eight priority programs to implement the plan. 

We are updating Imagine Austin. Learn more at SpeakUp.com/ImagineAustin.


A Vision for Austin's Future

As it approaches its 200th anniversary, Austin is a beacon of sustainability, social equity, and economic opportunity; where diversity and creativity are celebrated; where community needs and values are recognized; where leadership comes from its citizens, and where the necessities of life are affordable and accessible to all.

Austin's greatest asset is its people: passionate about our city, committed to its improvement, and determined to see this vision become a reality.

The Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2012, provides us with a framework for realizing this vision. Together we can make it happen.


Since its adoption in 2012, Imagine Austin has released an annual report which documents the Priority Programs’ progress and the implementation of the comprehensive plan. While not listing every City activity, the annual report highlights the important initiatives that are helping make Imagine Austin a reality in our community.

Additionally, several minor amendments have been made to the plan since 2012. Read more about the history of amendments to Imagine Austin here (PDF).