Oct 5, 2009

Sustainable Economic Development Strategy


Sustainable Economic Development combines economic development and environmental improvement into one discipline. Follow the principles below:

Leave your City better then you found it.

"Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.“

· Increase Sustainability and Green Technology
· Retain and Expand Existing Businesses
· Nurture and Grow New Businesses
· Revitalize the Heart of Peoria
· Attract New investment and Business

· Create a Positive Image of the City
· Increase the Diversity of the Economic Base
· Provide Solid Jobs at Good Wages
· Promote efficient buildings
· Use recycled material in buildings

· Recycle building material waste
· Encourage rain harvesting & irrigation
· Use passive solar orientation of buildings
· Encourage solar and wind energy systems
· Employ green roofs

· Support the use of natural landscaping
· Improve municipal staff knowledge of “green” techniques
· Support quality construction for long lived buildings
· Encourage mixed use development
· Support walk to work programs

· Design wetlands, drainage systems, retention and bio swales into parks
· Update codes to encourage “green” development
· Support the local production of “green” technology equipment
· Encourage development that supports transit
· Support efforts to redevelop older communities
· Permit Live / Work Space development
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· Support natural open space and parks
· Use open surface natural drainage where feasible

· Incorporate bikeways and pedestrian path
· Minimize pavement widths & cost & material
· Encourage geothermal energy
· Require street trees

More info below:
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309 494 8640