WHAT IS THE REGIONAL VISION?
The Regional Vision is an aspirational future for Northeast Ohio, built upon public engagement, and accompanied by a set of recommendations and tools to help make it a reality. It is both a vision for the future and a roadmap for how to get there.
The Vision Includes:
- INDICATORS AND TARGETS
- RECOMMENDATIONS AND INITIATIVES
- DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
- EVERYDAY ACTIONS
Click here to download a pdf of the vision chapter. The full report along with appendices will be published in early March.
HOW WAS THE VISION CREATED?
All of the learning that took place during the Vibrant NEO 2040 process ultimately fed into the Regional Vision. The Vision creation process used two kinds of inputs: objective findings and community values. Much of the three years of Vibrant NEO 2040 was spent collecting and analyzing data, modeling trends and alternatives, and interviewing experts across the region. This information provided the factual basis for the Vision. In addition to facts and data, the Vision also requires a normative direction. Compared to the scenarios, which were based on data and assumptions, the Vision is aspirational. It is a statement of where we would like to go in the future. In order to understand the region’s values and aspirations, the project team invested significant resources into outreach and engagement. We conducted surveys, mapping workshops, digital outreach, open houses, and on-going, small group engagement. We also released a draft of the Vision months prior to the project’s conclusion and received feedback on it through a series of public Vision Sessions, expert review caucuses, and comments from NEOSCC’s many partners. This review process resulted in several refinements to the draft Regional Vision. These changes notwithstanding, a critical outcome of the Vision Sessions was learning that, on the whole, the majority of the attendees supported the Vision.