Sustain The Environment
Connections 2045 aims to SUSTAIN THE ENVIRONMENT by permanently protecting one million acres of open space. This will improve the region’s air and water quality, preserve historic and cultural resources, and increase access to healthy, locally-produced food.
Develop Livable Communities
Connections 2045 seeks to DEVELOP LIVABLE COMMUNITIES by focusing growth in 125 Centers across the region. More compact, mixed-use, and mixed-income development will shorten distances between destinations, and encourage alternative and active forms of transportation.
Expand the Economy
Connections 2045 will work to further diversify and EXPAND THE ECONOMY, with more innovation, business formation, workforce skills, and global connections.
Advance Equity and Foster Diversity
Connections 2045 aims to ADVANCE EQUITY AND FOSTER DIVERSITY by removing barriers, and protecting Civil Rights and the most vulnerable people. The Plan aims to reduce poverty, increase economic mobility, and support racially and socioeconomically integrated communities.
Create an Integrated, Multimodal Transportation Network
Connections 2045 aims to improve mobility choices by CREATING AN INTEGRATED, MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORK that is well-maintained, improves accessibility and security, reduces congestion and auto-dependence, incorporates new services and technologies, and moves the region toward zero roadway deaths.