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CHAPTER 2 The Visioning Process

Four Focus Areas: WELL From the priorities that were identified in the values research, four primary focus areas were defined. These areas each cut across multiple core values and represent discrete topics for study. The visioning process was designed to address the focus areas: Work, Enjoy, Live, and Learn – WELL.

Jobs and the economy: Positioning San Diego County as a national and international player, attracting and creating new growth industries, strengthening existing industry clusters, supporting economic catalysts, and exploring new strategies. Cultural and community amenities: Ensuring access to and affordability of art and cultural amenities, defining and expressing community and cultural identity, promoting cultural tourism, increasing community and neighborhood investment, attracting and retaining the creative class, increasing neighborhood gathering places, fostering outdoor recreation for families and youth, integrating the creative arts into the educational system and learning environment. Housing, environment, mobility, and cost of living: Addressing housing affordability and location, transportation choices, commute times, air quality, walkability, transit access, open space, environmental preservation, carbon footprint, energy and water consumption/conservation, economic development centers, smart growth, creating vibrant places and safe neighborhoods. Education and learning: Improving education’s future in the context of rapidly evolving educational technology, multi-lingual environments, and emerging disciplines; access, affordability, quality for all; collaboration among employers, industries and academics; early childhood education. Our Greater San Diego Vision

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Our Greater San Diego Vision-Full Report  

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