Planning For Real gives a large number of people a voice in decisions affecting their neighbourhood/community. The key piece of equipment in Planning For Real is a three-dimensional model of the chosen area (a town, village or neighbourhood) on which problems and potential improvements are identified through the placement of cards.
The model and cards are a focal point and encourage feedback, suggestions, comments and an exchange of different perspectives. Planning For Real has three stages:
Step by Step Approach:
As a programme of Planning For Real meetings/events progresses, ideas about the best way to tackle the community issues identified will emerge and working groups can be formed to agree priorities and develop a detailed community action plan.