What is San Diego Forward?

What do we want our region to look like in 2050? Where will we live? How will we get around? How can we grow in a way that fuels our economy and preserves our environment, takes everyone’s needs into account, and still maintains our quality of life? San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan tackles these questions and provides a blueprint for a sustainable future for the San Diego region.

A blueprint leading to livable, workable, and playable communities.

Combining and updating the region’s two big picture planning documents – the Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) and the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) – into one, San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan embodies a unified vision for our future, as well as a specific approach to help make that vision a reality.

The plan started with a forecast of how we will grow – how many people will be added to the region, where they will live, and where they will work. Based on the general plans of the region’s 18 cities and the county, the Regional Growth Forecast projects an increasingly sustainable future with better access to transit and other alternative modes of transportation.

From there – and working with input from the public, stakeholders, and elected officials every step of the way – planners envisioned the region of our future, as well as the transportation networks that will connect us. Completed on October 9, 2015, San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan sets forth a balanced view of our future – a sustainable plan that fuels our economy and preserves our quality of life.

San Diego Forward Fact Sheet

Strategic Growth Council

Some of the work on San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan was funded in whole or in part through grants awarded by the Strategic Growth Council, which is a cabinet level committee to Governor Brown that is tasked with coordinating activities of state agencies to assist in the planning of sustainable communities and addressing climate change. (Disclaimer: The statements and conclusions resulting from these efforts are not necessarily those of the Strategic Growth Council or of the Department of Conservation, or its employees. The Strategic Growth Council and the Department make no warranties, express or implied, and assume no liability for the statements or the information contained in the work products).