Scottsdale's general plan includes focus on sustainability

By Scott Daniels
Published: Friday, June 3, 2022 - 1:26pm
Updated: Friday, June 3, 2022 - 2:39pm

Last November, voters in Scottsdale updated the city's general plan. The plan will serve as a roadmap for future development. One key element in the plan focuses on sustainability.

Scottsdale City Councilwoman Solange Whitehead was behind the push for a sustainability plan. She says it’s critical when it comes to how triple-digit temperatures affect the community.

“One of my initiatives was to have a tree canopy plan because trees, not only do they provide shade, but they're a very economical way," Whitehead said. "They create coolness.”

Whitehead also says Scottsdale’s heavy tourism industry requires creating shade and protection from those high temperatures to sustain the city’s economic future.

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