is a process whereby a community envisions the future it wants
and plans how to achieve it. Through public involvement, communities
identify their purpose, core values and vision of the future.
Their vision encompasses the changes they want to see within their
communities over a selected time frame, usually a minimum of 10
years. The vision is then transformed into a manageable and feasible
plan that the community implements.
visioning has its roots in the 1980s in the USA, and many individual
states have developed their own models for community visioning.
Also introduced as a programme of the United States Department
of Agriculture, Rural Development Office of Community Development,
community visioning has worked successfully in several rural areas
in the USA, and in the island state of Hawai'i.
around the world are beginning to adapt community visioning to
their own situations and needs. Read more about: