Community Visioning Workshop Preview


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Heartland 2050 Community Visioning Workshops are exciting, interactive public meetings that you won't want to miss!

In this presentation, you'll learn about scenario planning, the mapping exercise, and what happens after the workshop.

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Community Visioning Workshop Preview

  1. 1. CommunityVisioning Workshops Heartland 2050 is hosting a series of exciting public meetings across the region in October and November to explore our future and learn fromyou. To find the workshop nearest you, visit the project website:
  2. 2. Why create a regional vision?
  3. 3. A Regional Vision for the Omaha Metro A regional vision will help the community members and decision makers understand the long- term consequences of the choices they make now and plan better for the future
  4. 4. What is Scenario Planning?
  5. 5. What is Scenario Planning? Goals of Scenario Planning •  Experiment with a range of strategies in the face of uncertainty •  Get the big issues on the table and prioritize them •  Down the road: align local actions with regional vision
  6. 6. What is Scenario Planning? Traditional Approach The Present The Future
  7. 7. What is Scenario Planning? Scenario Approach: Plausible stories about the future
  8. 8. Develop a Range of Scenarios A B C D What is Scenario Planning?
  9. 9. Scenarios also allow us to mix-and-match elements What is Scenario Planning? Scenarios also allow us to mix-and-match elements
  10. 10. What happens at the workshop?
  11. 11. Typical Agenda – Evening event, 2-3 hours •  Welcome from MAPA staff or local leaders (10 min.) •  Intro Presentation (20 min.) –  The Omaha-Council Bluffs region today and tomorrow –  How your ideas help us in building scenarios –  Overview of tonight’s workshop activities •  Instant Polling (15 min.) •  Map Exercise (90 min.) –  Creative map-based design and visioning for the region –  Make choices and weigh trade-offs about the future •  Sharing ideas with group (30 min.)
  12. 12. Instant Polling Warm-up Questions What is your gender? 1 2 3 25% 50% 25% 1.  Male 2.  Female 3.  Other
  13. 13. Instant Polling Sample Questions: Shelter 3% 17% 6% 54% 20% 1. Yes, throughout the area 2. Yes, in commercial centers along transit corridors 3. No, it is not compatible 4. Maybe 5. I don’t know Is mixed use housing a good fit for Sarpy County?
  14. 14. PROCESS: Show us your vision of the future… 1.  Decide where and where not to grow 2.  Trade chips 3.  Arrange chips on map 4.  Draw in connections if needed 5.  Present map to group Map Exercise
  15. 15. Map Exercise Starter Chipset Pens Scissors Workshop Map Chip Bank Chip Menu Getting Familiar with the Materials
  16. 16. Map Exercise Workshop Materials: Chip Examples Employment Types Residential TypesMixed-Use Types
  17. 17. Map Exercise The Chip Menu Your guide to the development options
  18. 18. Map Exercise Density options Option C: Higher Density Option B: Middle Density Option A: Lower Density
  19. 19. Mark areas important for protection and conservation: • Open space, green corridors and conservation areas • Historic districts and other significant areas Map Exercise Decide where NOT to grow
  20. 20. Map Exercise Groups discuss strategies and place chips on maps
  21. 21. •  Finalize the chip arrangement •  Make sure the chips on the map represent the group’s goals •  Pull backing off chips and stick to the map Map Exercise Arrange chips on the map
  22. 22. Map Exercise Draw Transportation Infrastructure Bicycle & Pedestrian Networks Transit Roadways & Highways Especially in areas you expect to have new jobs or housing!
  23. 23. Map Exercise Name your map and choose a presenter
  24. 24. Map Exercise Groups present maps and strategies
  25. 25. Workshop Video
  26. 26. What happens after the workshop?
  27. 27. We gather all the workshop maps…
  28. 28. And digitize and analyze each one.
  29. 29. Visualizing the workshop results
  30. 30. Workshop Results: All Chips Placed
  31. 31. Workshop Results: Frequency
  32. 32. Workshop Results: Transit Chips
  33. 33. Your Input Concepts and Analysis Alternative Scenarios We use your maps to build scenarios.
  34. 34. And then evaluate and compare the scenarios.
  35. 35. Residents are asked to choose the best path forward - public preferences shape the Vision. Interactive Public Choosing The Regional Vision
  36. 36. Workshop Dates Regional: What kind of tomorrow do we want for the region? Oct. 7 — Pottawattamie County: Mid-America Center Oct. 8 — Mills County: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Glenwood Oct. 8 — Cass County: Plattsmouth State Bank Oct. 9 — Sarpy County: Papillion South High School Oct. 9 — Washington County: Blair City Council Chambers Oct. 10 — Saunders County: Wahoo Performing Arts Center Oct. 10 — Harrison County: Rand Center, Missouri Valley Nov. 5 — Douglas County: Burke High School Small-Area: Envisioning our neighborhoods of tomorrow Nov. 4 — Bellevue/Offutt: Bellevue University, Muller Administrative Services Bldg Nov. 5 — Downtown Omaha: KANEKO Nov. 6 — South Omaha: Kroc Center Nov. 6 — East Pottawattamie County: Oakland Community Center Nov. 7 — Northeast Omaha: Lake Point Community Center Nov. 7 — Midtown Omaha: Lewis & Clark Middle School
  37. 37. Growing Responsibly. Together.