Why a roadmap?
Any goal worth pursuing needs a plan of action. And for a state as large as Arizona, the goal is a big one—to improve our quality of life and protect our natural resources. This is the purpose of our Statewide Sustainability Roadmap. It sets a way forward to achieve the future we want today.
Arizona Forward, with the help of a broad set of stakeholders, leads the development of the Statewide Sustainability Roadmap, articulating the collective Long-Term Sustainability Outcomes for the state. Arizona Forward currently has the following goal areas that are “in progress” and being reviewed by a group of stakeholders.
Clean & Affordable Energy
Healthy Habitat & Wildlife
Land Use & Built Environment
Social Equity & Environmental Justice
Water and Waterways
How the Roadmap Is Developed
Goals, from proposal to adoption, are vetted through a step-by-step process of collaboration and consensus-building:
• Stage 1: Under Consideration by the roadmap subcommittee
• Stage 2: Under Expert Review by a small group of stakeholders and subject matter experts
• Stage 3: Under Stakeholder Review by a broad set of stakeholders and government entities
• Stage 4: Formal Adoption by the Arizona Forward Board of Directors, upon completion of stakeholder engagement
Arizona Forward’s Role
Help us shape Arizona’s future
For more than 50 years, Arizona Forward has helped unite industry, government, community leaders, scientists and subject matter experts to identify goals and metrics that serve as the strategic objectives to accomplish the remarkable: Securing Arizona’s long-term environmental, social and economic success.
“Now is the time to rely on strong partnerships to consider how a united and meaningful statewide sustainability approach can be employed to place Arizona among the best states to live, work and play.” — Lori Singleton, CEO, Arizona Forward