On Tuesday before a crowd of more than 100 residents and key partners, the Office of Sustainability previewed the new framework for Greenworks, the city’s comprehensive sustainability plan. The original plan expired at the end of 2015 and the Office of Sustainability has spent months connecting with residents to hear what they want in a new plan.

The City received thousands of suggestions during the five community meetings, five round table discussions, an online survey, via social media, and in countless conversations with everyday Philadelphians.

Office of Sustainability Director Christine Knapp described the plan as having eight long-term visions, and an increased focus on neighborhood equity and inclusion. It will include interim goals, new metrics, and city work-plans that will be updated and reported on annually.

The next version of Greenworks will also offer suggestions for how residents, community groups, and large institutions can help achieve each vision. At the Open House on Tuesday, attendees identified specific actions that stakeholders can take to further each of the Greenworks focus areas.

The Office of Sustainability expects to release the completed plan later this year. Be sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook to stay up to date on our work.