Feb. 22, 2013
The city's Planning & Development Department and Arizona State University will host an interactive planning session 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave.
Students, faculty, staff, administration and residents are invited to shape the future of Phoenix by participating in the PlanPHX initiative. PlanPHX is a combined effort by the city of Phoenix to collaborate with its residents to shape the future of their city through the update of the 10-Year General Plan.
A community-centered initiative, PlanPHX involves an interactive website, a community-member steering committee and public forums for all residents to submit their "big ideas" to city leaders and planners.
Phoenix last updated the city’s General Plan, a blueprint of how Phoenix will grow and change in a 10-year timespan, in 2002.
Starting in 2012, PlanPHX participants helped start to establish the foundation for the updated General Plan by answering questions like “What do you love about Phoenix?” and “What's your big idea for Phoenix's future?” to help the city plan to conserve elements that residents value and work to create the elements residents want.
The goal of the March 6 forum is to share what residents have been saying about the future of our city and begin to collaborate with ASU on testing some of the major themes that will serve as the guiding principles for the updated plan. This will involve identifying what ASU is doing now that can influence these principles and how ASU can help bring elements of the plan to fruition. The hope is that the forum will be the beginning of a collaborative process between ASU and the city for the duration of the project.
For more information, visit phoenix.gov/pdd/pz/planphx.html. To submit ideas through the interactive website, receive feedback from other users, support ideas and earn points for prizes along the way, visit myplanphx.com or to connect through social media follow @planPHX on Twitter or like planPHX on Facebook.