What follows is a written representation of what
over 17,000 people said through visionPDX that they
want for Portland’s future. The following sections
Shared values: Community
principles largely agreed upon by the people with
whom we talked.
for 2030: A summary of where we
want to go as a community, written as if we were
in the year 2030.
Five elements of
Portland: These sections describe
in more detail how the values and vision look
in different aspects of our city. These are the
community’s ideas placed into the main areas of
our city, written as if we were in the year 2030.
Expect change: Primary
trends that will impact our community in the future.
Areas that need more conversation
and problem-solving to determine how to proceed.
These arose out of disagreements in what we heard,
as well as likely challenges as the trends described
in the “expect change” section come up against
our values and preferred future.
The rest of the document describes how we carried
out our process to reach this point, and how visionPDX
is already forming the foundation for other planning
processes underway in the City of Portland.
The vision, values and elements can be viewed independently
to depict what we want Portland to look like in
2030. In addition, the challenges, the trends our
community faces – and the people we talked to in
order to develop this vision – are all valuable
parts of what lies behind this vision and how it
can be used. We hope that this document is a resource
for all who want to learn about what the community
thinks and how to enact the vision.
Visit www.visionPDX.com in the coming months for
tools to help you incorporate the vision into your
daily actions, your community’s activities and your