Descriptions of Life
in Portlandís Future
We used the communityís values and vision to develop
a picture of how various elements of our city could
look in 2030. Each element includes: a description
of topics covered in that section, main ideas emerging
from the communityís values, a story about what
Portland might look and feel like in 2030 and some
directive statements on how the main ideas could
be more specifically applied. The quotes are drawn
from community responses to the visionPDX questionnaire.
Built Portland covers the physical and structural
parts of our city, such as buildings, houses,
parks, open spaces, transportation and roads.
Built Portland considers what we want our communities
to look and feel like, how we get around and what
role our downtown serves in the region.
Economic Portland covers issues of opportunity,
prosperity and livability related to our economy
and the availability of meaningful work.
Environmental Portland includes both the natural
areas within and around Portland, as well as our
commitment to sustainability and environmental
preservation. Environmental Portland addresses
areas including transportation, our rivers, our
parks system and our lifestyles.
Learning Portland considers not
only schools, but also practicing an ethic of
lifelong education. Learning Portland recognizes
that education happens on both the individual
and community levels and that it is strongly linked
to economic prosperity.
considers individual and community health and
well-being and how we relate to one another. It
covers the civic life of Portland from processes
for engaging communities in public decision making
to partnerships in public safety.