OPEN ACCESS TO OUTDOOR RECREATION
Urban access to outdoor recreation is fundamental to a community’s ability to grow its own unique active lifestyle culture.
BE BIKE AND PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY
Communities across the country are investing in alternative transportation that makes it easier for their residents to move around without a car
ENCOURAGE GREEN LIVING
Living sustainably is a growing trend across the country no matter age, race, or politics. The business community is discovering that being sustainable is not only important for the planet, but is about reducing waste and increasing margins.
SUPPORT INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURS
Support and encourage the rich ecosystem of resources necessary for innovation and vibrancy. Livable, active cultures establish the environment in which creative economies can thrive.
INVEST IN NATURE, CONSERVATION, AND RESILIENCY
Providing access to nature and recreation by conserving and caring for critical habitats; woods, rivers, prairies, etc. is essential to a healthy community.
GROW COMMUNITY COLLABORATION AND VIBRANCY
Developing intersections of business, education, institution, government and individual residents is a key to creating communities that are exchanging new ideas and that are able to convert those ideas into action.