The One City Plan – the vision for our city to 2050.
A bold and ambitious plan which sets out targets for the future of Bristol over the next 30 years has just been published.
The One City Plan was an idea introduced by Mayor Marvin Rees’ administration which aims to bring together a number of organisations from across the city’s business, charitable, academic and public sectors to contribute to a plan which aims to make Bristol fair, healthy and sustainable with reduced inequality.
The plan, which is designed to develop and evolve over the coming years, sets out targets under six priority themes: health and well being, economy, homes & communities, environment, learning & skills, and connectivity.
In conjunction to this there is an intention to focus on three key issues each year for the next three decades. The top priorities for 2019 are highlighted as tackling knife crime and street violence, bringing an end to period poverty and addressing the lack of affordable childcare.
Acknowledging the plan is ambitious in scope, Marvin Rees said ;
“We have got to have ambitions for a city. 2050 is a long way away and it’s challenging, but if we don’t do it, we get what are given. As a city, we are responsible for shaping and investing in our future and so the One City Plan describes the Bristol we want to live in.
While it’s important to recognise this is very much a first draft which will need evolving, it is most importantly the first time we have brought the city together and partners have created a long-term plan together. It is that commitment to collaboration that will help us succeed. We are stronger together and this plan will help everyone involved achieve new things, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.”
You can keep up to date with the One City Plan by visiting the website or click here to see the plan in full.