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Why things (supposedly) don’t happen in Hampton Roads. Few coordinating bodies. Dillon Rule. 16 Independent cities and counties. Separated by the same bodies of water that unite us. Separate media markets.

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why things supposedly don t happen in hampton roads
Why things (supposedly) don’t happen in Hampton Roads
  • Few coordinating bodies.
  • Dillon Rule.
  • 16 Independent cities and counties.
  • Separated by the same bodies of water that unite us.
  • Separate media markets.
  • Conflicting social, political and economic histories, agendas, cultures & expectations.
why we look to envision utah
Why we look toEnvision Utah
  • A process for working together that works:
  • A successful visioning initiative.
  • A region taking responsibility for its future.
  • A vision by desire rather than edict.
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And you thought Hampton Roads

was confusing?

  • The Greater Salt Lake/Wasatch Area:
    • 10 counties
    • 90 cities and towns
    • 157 special service districts.
    • 90 Mayors
    • 500+ City Council Members
    • 500+ Planning Commissioners
    • 30 County Commissioners
    • All hemmed in between the Wasatch Mountains and the Great Salt Lake.
the challenge facing utah
The challenge facing Utah

Develop a broad and publically supported quality growth strategy to deal with:

  • A million new residents between 1996 and 2020.
  • Infrastructure needs outstripping resources.
  • Compromised air quality.
  • Increasing crowding and congestion.
  • Business and personal costs rising.
  • Population doubling again by 2050.
key realizations
Key realizations
  • No vision would succeed without broad public support.
  • Could not succeed without collaboration between nonprofits, government, citizens, institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Could not preserve what is special without finding out what residents value.
why start v isioning with values
Why start visioning with values?
  • Values are stable and enduring, the undercurrent to everything else.
  • Recognition of common values creates affinity and consensus among diverse groups.
  • To be sustainable, a region must satisfy the values, hopes and dreams of present and future residents.
to whom did they listen
To whom did they listen?
  • Citizens
  • Business & civic leaders
  • Local and state Government
  • Environmental and conservation groups
  • Education
  • Developers
  • Utility companies
  • Faith community leaders
  • Media
what did they learn
What did they learn?

Values for creating great communities:

  • Personal growth and well-being
  • Education.
  • Community
  • Nature
  • Family
  • Security

Sometimes the public is ahead of government in its thinking.

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