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CHAPTER 3 San Diegans Make Choices about Their Future

Live: Housing, the Environment, Transportation, and Cost of Living Land-Use Scenarios for Show Your Love Future land-use scenarios help predict what the future might look like based on choices we make today. It is then possible to calculate, as best we can, what impact those choices would have on things that matter to us. Show Your Love presented four scenarios, illustrated by maps on the opposite page, along with key information about their future impacts.

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San Diegans care about their community—the places we live, work and spend time with family and friends. More than anything else, we want to be able to afford a desirable place to live that is close to places we want to go. We want a safe community with good neighbors, where we can easily access work, parks, shopping, and open spaces. We also care about impacts on the natural environment – from water resources to our natural surroundings and habitat areas, to greenhouse gas emissions. San Diegans are ready for communities to change, as needed, to provide a high quality of life for future generations.

Presenting Choices to the Public Participants evaluated regional priorities, including future land-use scenarios, growth strategies, and regional collaboration. The future land-use scenarios were based on input from the public, and regional and national experts. Importantly, all four scenarios accommodate future growth much more compactly than the region currently does, and include the same future regional improvements for both roads and public transportation. The scenarios differ most in the degree to which each provides the mix of housing people will want and will be able to afford. The scenarios also differ in the degree of regional cooperation needed to locate housing options closer to jobs, and people closer to public transportation, parks, stores, and other places they want to go.

Our Greater San Diego Vision

Our Greater San Diego Vision-Full Report  

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