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Citizens’ Vision

We, the Citizens of Houston, envision a diverse city of opportunity where we live in harmony in a healthy environment with choices for home, work, and play in safe and beautiful neighborhoods with self-determination in a vibrant, internationally recognized center of artistic and cultural excellence.


Guiding Principles

Sustainable Economy

Diverse Community

Healthy Environment

Balanced Transportation & Land use

Safe, Beautiful Neighborhoods

Efficient Accountable Government

Vibrant International Arts & Culture


What if . . .?

  • What if every planning process and every project in the City of Houston started with a shared Vision & Guiding Principles . . . no matter

  • who,

    • what, or

    • where?



Blueprint Houston History

  • Mayor Lee P. Brown

  • Blueprint Houston Founded 2002

  • Citizens Congress I developed 2003

  • Citizens Vision, Values, Goals


Houston needs a plan: a gift to future generations

Blueprint Houston History

  • Mayor Bill White

  • Compendium of Plans 2004

    • 14 Citywide & Regional & 23 Subarea Plans

  • Envision Houston 2005

  • Citizens Congress II 2006

  • General Plan Committee Report 2007

  • General Plan Website 2008

  • My City 2009

  • Mobility Plan 2009

  • Citizens Congress III 2009-Oct 3rd


Current Activities

General Plan Website-My City

2040 Regional Transportation Plan

METRO Rail

HGAC Sub-regional Plans

HGAC Livable Centers

Management District Plans

TIRZ Plans



What if . . .?

  • What if every planning process and every project in the Texas Triangle started with a shared Vision and Guiding Principles . . . no matter

    • who,

    • what, or

    • where?


Next Steps-Who?

  • Stakeholders

    • Residents

    • Property Owners

    • Business Owners

  • Service & Infrastructure Providers

    • Statewide Agencies

    • Economic Development Corporations

    • MPO’s

    • Cities

    • Counties

    • For Profit and Non-Profit Organizations


  • Annual Texas Triangle Summit

    What if we met every year asked 3 questions:

    Where are we?

    Where are we going?

    How will we get there?


    Next Steps-What?

    Where are we going?

    Shared Vision & Guiding Principles

    Where are we now?

    Review of Past Work

    Review of Existing Projects

    How do we get there?

    Identification of Work Program

    Memoranda of Understanding

    Annual Stakeholder Status Report


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