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LISC works citywide and the greater Duluth area to improve quality of life. Many times its staff is at the table preparing a vision for the future working with multiple partners. Most recently, LISC was involved in the creation of the Vision Duluth 2035 Plan with the City of Duluth.
Created through a comprehensive planning process, the Imaging Duluth 2035 Plan addresses transportation, housing, economic development, and open space opportunities.
Co-sponsored by the City and Duluth LISC, the purpose of the Charrette was to develop a vision and plan to help facilitate the revitalization of the East Downtown and adjacent Hillside and Waterfront areas of Duluth. Three hundred people participated in the visioning session that kicked off the Charrette, followed by meetings with hundreds of residents, officials and other stakeholders to assess urban form, transportation systems, housing types, and environmental features, as well as social, cultural, economic, cultural, historical and policy matters.
In October 2011, a team from the University of Miami, some of whom had been part of the 2006 Charrette, returned to Duluth to evaluate the progress and make recommendations for the future.