Envision Utah Project Archive

Since facilitating the Quality Growth Strategy, Envision Utah has partnered with more than 100 communities throughout Utah. To date, more than 50,000 Utahns have participated in Envision Utah-facilitated efforts. 

Browse some of the results of these efforts.

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Part 1- The Big Picture: An Introduction to Scenario Planning

Scenario planning is a process of strategic visioning, an analysis of alternative virtual futures to help us make wise decisions in the face of uncertainty. We don’t know the future, but scenarios processes enable planning flexible paths forward in uncertain circumstances. Scenarios planning is not forecasting or predicting. Rather, it…

Part 2- From Grassroots to Grasstops: Values Driven Planning, Issue Identification, and Partnership Building for Scenario Planning

A scenario planning process should lead to a vision or plan that satisfies the values, hopes, and dreams of citizens. Scenario planning includes identifying and understanding community values to find common ground, frame issues, communicate choices, and build consensus. Scenarios planning processes include stakeholders to build productive, long-term partnerships that…

Part 3- Off the Starting Block: Data Gathering, Assessment, and Scenario Modeling Tools

How do you translate values, issues and challenges into numbers? Or pictures? This webinar discusses the intricacies of data gathering, mapping, visualizations and other techniques used to develop a compelling baseline scenario. This webinar outlines and details the first phase of using technical tools to create a Baseline scenario. You…

Part 4- We the People: Community Engagement and Workshops for Scenario Planning

Learn how community engagement and workshop processes can enable the development of scenarios that directly capture the ideas of the public and measure what matters to your community. This webinar walks through proactive community engagement strategies, including a specific look at how to prepare for, conduct, and work from community…

Part 5-Nuts and Bolts: Technical Analysis, Scenario Development, and Land Use Modeling Tools

The previous webinars explored how to set up a great process, identify issues and values, develop a baseline scenario, and maximize community engagement. This webinar explores the technical side of scenario development. Review the process of moving from public engagement to the development of themes that are considered in alternative…

Part 6-Ready! Fire! Aim! Implementation: Developing a Vision, and Implementation Framework from a Scenario Process

Explore how regions and communities, both rural and urban, can move from a visioning process to vision implementation. Examine how vision implementation frameworks can and should include implementers working across private, public, and community sectors to realize common goals. Hear directly from key implementers on local and regional projects to…