State of the City 2010

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State of the City 2010

  1. 1.
  2. 2. Healthy City Index<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  3. 3. Economic Environment
  4. 4. Natural Environment
  5. 5. Technical Environment
  6. 6. Political Environment
  7. 7. Cultural Environment</li></li></ul><li>Definition of Sustainable<br />Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs &lt;sustainable techniques&gt;<br />
  8. 8. Healthy City Index<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  9. 9. Economic Environment
  10. 10. Natural Environment
  11. 11. Technical Environment
  12. 12. Political Environment
  13. 13. Cultural Environment</li></li></ul><li>Demographic Environment<br />“Know Thy Customer”<br />Age Brackets<br /><ul><li>24% under 18
  14. 14. 25% is 18 to 34
  15. 15. 26% is 35 to 49
  16. 16. 19% is 50 to 64
  17. 17. 6% is over the age of 65</li></ul>Households<br /><ul><li>11,015
  18. 18. 45% are rentals</li></ul>Median HouseholdIncome<br /><ul><li>$61,265</li></ul>Population <br /><ul><li>28,000</li></ul>Diversity<br />Education Levels<br /><ul><li>49.4% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher</li></li></ul><li>Geographical Shifts Within & Around Duluth<br />
  19. 19. “The way a city cares for its poorest citizens accurately reflects the health of a city.” – Rob McQueary<br />
  20. 20. Healthy City Index<br />P<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  21. 21. Economic Environment
  22. 22. Natural Environment
  23. 23. Technical Environment
  24. 24. Political Environment
  25. 25. Cultural Environment</li></ul>“Diversity – not simply having multi-ethnic presence but also learning to appreciate the<br />different weaves of culture that make up our modern fabric.” – Duluth Citizen<br />
  26. 26. Economic Environment<br />Duluth’s Purchasing Power<br />Gross Purchasing Power is median household income x the number of families<br />$61,265 x 6,339 families = $388,000,000 in gross purchasing power<br />Purchasing power drives all retail economics. Purchasing habits are changing retail in Duluth. <br />
  27. 27. Economic Environment<br />What ails our economy and us?<br />Retail Sustainability<br />Dark Properties<br />Resources Limited: SPLOST, property values, foreclosures.<br />Retention: Keep our big industries.<br />Malaise: How do we feel?<br />
  28. 28. Economic Environment<br />What’s in the Doctor’s Bag?<br />Redevelopment Plan for Buford Highway<br />Tax Allocation District #1 Buford Highway<br />Downtown Development Authority: Planning and financing improvements. <br />Updated Planning and Development Ordinances: Streamlining the development process.<br />Utilizing Old City Hall Block: Working with merchants.<br />Livable Cities Initiative: Seeking $100,000 to complete planning for downtown.<br />Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce & Partnership Gwinnett: Utilizing contact and resources.<br />
  29. 29. Economic Environment<br />Opportunities<br />The Zip Code Cross Promotion<br />Ethnic Diversity: Duluth is an International City.<br />Geography: Easy to access Metro Area.<br />Easy Access to a vast array of International Goods<br />Long Range Planning: Leaders are planning for the future.<br />Strategically located in Gwinnett County<br />Fortune 500 Companies: Three in Gwinnett County; two of those have Duluth zip codes.<br />Community Involvement: Citizens care about <br /> Duluth. <br />
  30. 30. Healthy City Index<br />P<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  31. 31. Economic Environment
  32. 32. Natural Environment
  33. 33. Technical Environment
  34. 34. Political Environment
  35. 35. Cultural Environment</li></ul>P<br />“Community is all that really matters. The economy of a community is its people. <br />Duluth is its people.” – Webcast Comment<br />
  36. 36. Natural Environment<br />
  37. 37. Changing Role of Government<br />Green Efforts<br />
  38. 38. Regional Thinking<br />Air Quality<br />Water Quality<br />Transportation Issues<br />Environmental Issues<br />We must all work in collaboration!<br />
  39. 39. Parks & Recreation<br />
  40. 40. Healthy City Index<br />P<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  41. 41. Economic Environment
  42. 42. Natural Environment
  43. 43. Technical Environment
  44. 44. Political Environment
  45. 45. Cultural Environment</li></ul>P<br />P<br />“A healthy city has abundant green space.” – Verna Challenger<br />
  46. 46. Technological Environment<br />OMG WRU?<br />“You must have a multi-generational energy to be a healthy city. Some of <br />the current terminology is a community where you can age in place. It<br />should have features that attract and support all age groups.”<br /> -Marsha Anderson Bomar<br />
  47. 47. Tools & Procedures<br />Improving Interconnectivity<br />
  48. 48. Character Areas<br />That have a strong focus on <br />advanced technologies<br />
  49. 49. Healthy City Index<br />P<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  50. 50. Economic Environment
  51. 51. Natural Environment
  52. 52. Technical Environment
  53. 53. Political Environment
  54. 54. Cultural Environment</li></ul>P<br />P<br />P<br />“A healthy city will have first rate municipal services.” – Duluth Citizen<br />
  55. 55. Political Environment<br />
  56. 56. Opportunities & Issues<br />“A healthy city has good traffic flow and low taxes.”<br /> - Lewis Wilson<br />Regional Transportation Tax<br />Sales Tax Collection<br />SPLOST<br />Flexibility in Revenue Options<br />
  57. 57. Healthy City Index<br />P<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  58. 58. Economic Environment
  59. 59. Natural Environment
  60. 60. Technical Environment
  61. 61. Political Environment
  62. 62. Cultural Environment</li></ul>P<br />P<br />P<br />P<br />“A healthy city has opportunities for local citizens and City politicians to <br />interact informally.” – Will Nelson<br />
  63. 63. Cultural Environment<br />“Culture and leadership makes a healthy city.”<br /> -Dave Cook<br />
  64. 64. The Economics of Volunteerism<br />
  65. 65. Our Culture<br />“Art has the ability to communicate complex concepts in ways that can be understood by all cultures.”<br />
  66. 66. Traditions, Rituals, Stories & Ceremonies<br />
  67. 67. Healthy City Index<br />P<br /><ul><li>Demographic Environment
  68. 68. Economic Environment
  69. 69. Natural Environment
  70. 70. Technical Environment
  71. 71. Political Environment
  72. 72. Cultural Environment</li></ul>P<br />P<br />P<br />P<br />P<br />“A healthy city connects with the history of the town.” – Webcast Comment<br />
  73. 73. A Balancing Act<br />Redevelopment<br />New Development<br />

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