Sense of Community 

Social Environment Vision

Plano provides a strong sense of community and high standard of living for its citizens through sustaining strong local partnerships and programs that ensure superior services, diverse cultural amenities, and quality educational opportunities. 
Sense of Community Policies and Actions

A strong sense of community can build resilient neighborhoods and establish a sense of belonging for Plano residents. The Plano Tomorrow Sense of Community component is part of the Social Environment and includes policies for placemaking and public spaces, arts and culture, heritage preservation, community building, and community involvement and participation. 

Review the video to learn more about Plano Tomorrow's Sense of Community component. The five policies below include the action statements that are necessary to achieve the Plano Tomorrow Social Environment vision. Individual policy pages include a preference survey and visitors are encouraged to participate by prioritizing the policies!  ​
Placemaking and Public Spaces
Plano will create memorable and unique public spaces to enhance community character and build neighborhood identity.
Arts and Culture
Plano will promote the advancement of arts and cultural amenities with private and nonprofit partners to enhance quality of life and enrich community culture.
Heritage Preservation
Plano will embrace its unique historical character and authenticity by identifying and preserving historic and cultural resources that promote the understanding of the city’s history and enrich the city’s sense of place.

Community Building
Plano will pursue community building efforts and initiatives and provide the tools needed to strengthen community cohesion and sense of belonging among residents.

Community Involvement
Plano will proactively seek civic participation from all ages, ethnicities and cultures and provide residents with information, education and opportunities to increase citizen involvement.