Community visioning participants closing their eyes and imagining what their community could look like in the future. A skilled facilitator leads participants in creating their vision by using a script which helps them to mentally map out/imagine the community featured and identify what makes it different to now.
People can then share their individual visions and identify similarities and differences. Follow-up action planning can begin to turn these community visions into concrete plans. Community visioning can use creative arts, such as drawing or making models (these can be particularly good for children), to capture and represent different visions.
Community visioning focuses on potential and possible strengths, rather than current problems, issues or conflict.