Bristol launches first ever One City Plan
Bristol has launched its first ever One City Plan setting out ambitious targets for the future of Bristol, decade by decade up to 2050.
Partners from across the city’s business, charitable, academic and public sectors all contributed to the first draft of the plan which aims to make Bristol fair, healthy and sustainable with reduced inequality.
The plan has a vision for each decade and goals which fall under six priority themes; Health and Wellbeing, Economy, Homes and Communities, Environment, Learning and Skills and Connectivity.
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees said:
“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.
“We know Bristol has huge potential but is held back by inequalities. Everything in our city is connected from the quality of our infrastructure and housing, to the health and opportunities for our children and citizens. We therefore need to step-up to wrestle with the toughest challenges we face today.”
Andy Street, Chair of One City Funds, said: “The One City Plan is a real chance for partners to come together and create an inclusive and sustainable city where everyone has the best life chances.
“Through this commitment to joint working we will not only create a positive impact now, but pave the way for future generations to continue the journey.”