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Visioning and roadmapping tools

Most experts recommend a vision document as the best first step toward a smart city. Fortunately, tools exist to help you with this task. Some of them relate to best practices in building consensual visions to motivate large groups. Others relate to specific smart city issues.

Imagine Austin

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The 2012 Imagine Austin comprehensive plan provides a roadmap for Austin, Texas to navigate the challenges of the 21st century, core principles for action to achieve a sustainable future, and how the city will use those principles to turn the plan into reality.

Stockholm Vision 2030

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Through Vision 2030, the City of Stockholm has clarified its long-term ambitions and aspirations. The vision is a world-class Stockholm and this document outlines how that vision plays out by 2030 with an emphasis on partnerships to make it happen. As noted in its introduction, the implementation – building new housing areas, creating workplaces, constructing new public transport – will take many years to realize.

Philadelphia 2035 Citywide Vision

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Through two phases of work — the Citywide Vision and 18 District Plans — Philadelphia2035 builds on the Pennsylvania city’s recent achievements and long-established assets to guide physical development for the next 25 years and beyond. It is intended to be a blueprint for a 21st-century city that thrives with new growth and opportunities, connects to the region and the world, and renews its valued resources for future generations.

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