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City Strategy - Sheffield 2020

Sheffield First Partnership brings together the public, private, voluntary, community and faith sectors to work together to make Sheffield a successful city.

Part of this work involves producing a City Strategy - Sheffield 2020; Where People Shape the Future - which outlines a vision for Sheffield in 2020.



It’s 2020: Sheffield is a city of global significance, distinctive, successful, inclusive, vibrant and sustainable.

A great city, where people from across the world want to live, learn, work, invest and visit.


5 Key Ambitions

The City Strategy recognises that we need to work hard to achieve this vision and to do so, we have agreed to focus on delivering five key ambitions for Sheffield:

1. Distinctive

Celebrating and communicating to people across the world the distinctive and authentic character of Sheffield, what the city has to offer and the sense of pride local people have in the city and its communities.

2. Successful

Building a strong, internationally successful local economy, working with our partners within Sheffield City Region to ensure that local industry and businesses trade with companies from across the world.

3. Inclusive

A city which ensures that everyone has a chance to succeed and fulfil their potential, and where people feel welcomed, valued and can fully participate in the life of the city.

4. Vibrant

Celebrating the diversity, creativity, energy and innovation in Sheffield and ensuring that the city continues to be an international destination of choice, offering the highest quality cultural, shopping and sporting activities.

5. Sustainable

A city where everyone plays their part to ensure that future generations can enjoy the city and its surrounding areas, and that Sheffield plays a role on the international stage in protecting our environment.


Download the Strategy

Download the City Strategy from the Sheffield First Partnership.

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