What if we preserve the best features of our communities and region for generations to come, trying to accommodate growth without changing what we value in the region?
Existing suburban and urban communities could look much like they do today, with moderate increases in density. Without dramatically changing the character of our communities quality of life could be improved by aesthetic improvements to our public spaces, streetscaping, and planning for diverse communities. The region's Transportation system could be upgraded to serve more people more efficiently, but without major new projects -- instead, it could use small-scale improvements like the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, and more transit.
This future for our region would preserve our assets -- but it might be difficult to accommodate our region's growth between now and 2040.