Vision Louisville is a framework for accelerating transformative investment in the city’s built environment. Ultimately, this transformation will take place through implementation of policy and physical projects. But these projects have to be rooted in the community’s consensus for improvement. Vision Louisville defined a set of Assets, Values and Goals as a crucial component to identifying projects that can build upon the city’s great bones.
Assets are the physical attributes of Louisville. Assets are made up of diverse features - both physical and social - that lay an authentic foundation on which to build the success of the city. The Ohio River, the Olmsted Parks, great neighborhoods, and our economic advantages are some of Louisville’s assets.
Values unify Louisville’s citizens. They are the shared principles around what it means to live, work and experience Louisville. Values span social, cultural and economic divides. The values include compassionate, safe, integrative, connected, educated, entrepreneurial, healthy, sustainable, authentic and transparent.
Goals are long-term visions for Louisville. They are solid ideas about where Louisville should stand in 25 years. Goals set the bar and are holistic. Vision Louisville presents seven goals - based on the seven focus teams formed to collect input during Phase 2. The goals are:
- City Wide Connectivity
- Creativity out of Diversity
- Cultivate an Economic Garden
- Leader in Sustainable Energy Practices
- Leader in Healthy and Active Living
- Complete Neighborhoods
- Visible and Authentic
Assets, Values and Goals all lead to the projects Vision Louisville presents. The projects, which can be found on our projects page, are divided in to Short-Term, Mid-Term and Long-Term. Short-Term projects are things that Louisville is doing or can do in the next five years. Mid-Term projects are those that will be completed in the next 5-10 years. Finally, Long-Term projects have a time horizon of 10-25 or more years.
Take a look at Projects page for more information.