Visioning & Planning

Whereas traditional community opinion surveys typically focus on current needs and performance issues, Visioning & Planning surveys encourage respondents to look to the future. What do residents value about their community that they would like to preserve? What changes could local government make to improve the quality of life in their community? What goals and strategies do residents support to address circulation/mobility, community design, conservation and sustainability, land use, safety, and parks and recreation? Visioning & Planning surveys are particularly helpful when seeking to craft or update a Strategic Plan, General Plan, or Master Plan, as they help ensure that the resulting plan reflects the opinions and priorities of the entire community – not just those who participate in workshops or committee meetings.