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.  

Healthy Forests

Healthy Forests

Goal in Progress...View the Working Draft

Smart Transportation

Smart Transportation

Goal in Progress...View the Working Draft

Waste / Circular Economy

Waste / Circular Economy

Goal in Progress...View the Working Draft

Parks, Open Spaces & Trails

Parks, Open Spaces & Trails

Goal in Progress...View the Working Draft

Food Systems

Food Systems

Goal in Progress...View the Working Draft

Clean Air

Clean Air

Clean & Affordable Energy

Clean & Affordable Energy

Healthy Habitat & Wildlife

Healthy Habitat & Wildlife

Heat Mitigation

Heat Mitigation

Land Use & Built Environment

Land Use & Built Environment

Social Equity & Environmental Justice

Social Equity & Environmental Justice

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism

Water and Waterways

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.

 

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“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