Principles for the future of our region
As this region continues to grow and change, we want to hold onto that which has drawn us to the area or kept us here through the years – those characteristic assets of our region that are fundamental to our identity and sense of place in Greater Tucson.
Now and into the future, we must build upon our unique identity and shared values to create a prosperous and vibrant region that provides accessibility, choices, and opportunity for all our region’s diverse residents. By working together toward a common vision for the future, we can realize our full potential as a region and ensure we are able to offer the jobs and quality of life that will keep our children, grandchildren, and graduates right here in the Greater Tucson region.
The future of our region will be built upon these nine principles and the values they represent:
We have many choices for traveling to destinations throughout our region in a safe, pleasant, and efficient manner.
All residents of our region are able to attend high-quality schools from pre-K through college and beyond.
Clean air, natural lands, the unique plant and animal life, and the beauty of the Sonoran Desert are preserved for current and future generations. Our region recognizes and respects the limitations of water and the other natural resources that make life in the desert southwest possible.
The region’s jurisdictions, institutions and leadership are responsive, efficient, transparent, and work cooperatively to effectively address our region’s challenges.
Neighborhoods across our region are safe and foster healthy lifestyles through accessible and affordable housing choices, excellent hospitals and clinics, nearby parks, pedestrian and bike amenities, and connections to trails and other natural recreation spaces.
Our university and colleges continue to be centers of innovation, job creation, education, entertainment, and cultural programs. They are central to our region’s identity.
Our region has a robust local economy in which businesses of many sizes and types can thrive and provide job opportunities for the entire population.
From vibrant city and town centers and walkable mixed-use and mixed-housing neighborhoods to single-family subdivisions and rural areas, residents can choose from a variety of high-quality options for living and working.
Residents continue to promote and celebrate the diversity, history, acceptance, friendliness, arts, and “small town feel” that are integral to the unique culture of our region.
Take the Pledge for a Greater Tucson Region!
By entering my name below, I pledge to support these principles for our region and be a steward of the values they represent. I will strive to foster these principles in my own life; celebrate the individuals, groups and organizations in my community that embrace these principles; and use my voice to champion a shared vision for our region’s future.