Planning has a unique power to bring people and groups together and get them talking about the things that matter. It’s a chance for everyone to voice their fears and hopes in a thoughtful, information-rich environment where school principals and police commanders can share insights with block club leaders and other residents.
Planning also has the power to convince people—and organizations—to set aside past differences and work together to create a vision for the community’s future.
Finally, planning creates a road map to help a community achieve its vision. And if the finished product assigns responsibilities and includes a timetable for completing each project, plans have a good chance of becoming reality.
Read our coverage of Planning issues and ideas in the In The News section of this website.
These materials give step-by-step advice on running a planning process in your community.
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