Utrecht is an attractive and centrally located city in the Netherlands where we connect the historical roots with a clear focus on the future. Utrecht wants to be a city in which health and quality of life are paramount. To that end, we are focusing on a higher quality of life for everyone.
The city is growing. An increasing number of residents, employers and visitors are choosing Utrecht. We want to provide space for that growth, while still retaining our identity. More affordable housing, a green and healthy living environment, good accessibility and quality care nearby. Achieving this will take courage, ambition and teamwork, because we make Utrecht together. See our strategic ambitions for Healthy urban living for everyone.
Our vision for Utrecht in 2040
The number of people living in our city is on the rise: Today, 350,000 people call Utrecht home, and in 20 years’ time, that number will grow to around 455,000. We want to make sure that our city is a healthy and enjoyable place for these people to live and work. We also want to make sure that they can travel across, in and out of the city quickly and easily, and have plenty of things to do in their spare time. To help us deliver on these promises, we need to make choices now.
Sustainable Development Goals
With our strategy for Healthy Urban Living for Everyone we also contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs offer us an international language and an opportunity to share knowledge and contribute to a shared global agenda. In this way we can work together with cities worldwide on innovative solutions to make our city greener, more liveable and healthier for everyone.
With a local SDG Dashboard we create insight on how our local strategy for Healthy Urban Living for Everyone is connected to the 17 SDGs. That supports our efforts to mobilize additional investments such as the EU Green Deal and EU Cohesion Funds. We connect our public procurement policy to the SDGs supporting local entrepreneurs and buying social.