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Title Community visioning programs : processes and outcomes / edited by Norman Walzer and Gisele F. Hamm.
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Book Cover

 Floor3  HM761 .C66 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xx, 203 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Community development research and practice series
Community development research and practice series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Community Visioning Initiatives / Gisele F. Hamm -- 2.Essential Ingredients in Successful Visioning / Janet Ayres -- 3.Structures, Approaches, Stakeholders, and Program Outcomes / Tatchalerm Sudhipongpracha -- 4.Ready to Vision? Evidence from Social Capital Assessments in Four Minnesota Towns / Tobias Spanier -- 5.A Framework for Teaching and Implementing Community Visioning / Charlie French -- 6.The Importance of Intangible Outcomes / Paul Lachapelle -- 7.Building Solidarity and Agency Through a Participatory Visioning Process / Lori Garkovich -- 8.Appreciative Inquiry as a Visioning Process / Cornelia B. Flora -- 9.Strategic Doing for Community Development / Ed Morrison -- 10.Breakthrough Solutions: A New Paradigm for Strategic Visioning? / Jeff Jones.
Summary "Community visioning is key in helping local public officials and community leaders create a flourishing future for their cities, and is essential for the effective planning of these strategies. Visioning involves collaborative goal setting to motivate actions - of planners, citizens, and officials - in order to set up a strategic plan for the successful development of the community. The use of visioning since the 1980s has led to a wealth of information on the productivity of the paths it has taken. The contributors, all with experience working in the area, review the successes and failures of the strategies, and look at new innovations which are pushing the frontiers of community visioning. This review of the development of visioning focuses on small and medium sized communities in North America. It aims to guide citizens, local leaders and planners on what strategies are best to help them revitalise their communities and ensure a prosperous future"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Community life.
Communities -- Planning.
Community development -- Planning.
Related Names Walzer, Norman.
Hamm, Gisele.
ISBN 9780415680288 (hardback)
041568028X (hardback)
9780415680295 (pbk)
0415680298 (pbk)
9780203147603 (ebk)
020314760X (ebk)
OCLC number 714730222