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Next Steps For any City Interested in the “My City” Process This document is a proposal for any city that seeks to make a stronger link between the community vision for the future and the results that follow. This chapter looks at potential next steps in creating “My City” in your city. BRINGING NEW PEOPLE UP TO SPEED AND INTO THE FOLD

The “My City” process can more effectively communicate the current planning culture to a new generation, passing the torch to a new generation that will guide the city’s continued development into the future. INCUBATING PREVIOUS PLANS, CONTINUITY & ADVOCATES

Planning often takes decades. While stakeholders come and go, local advocates are often the one constant presence. Even the professional planners may not have the experience and knowledge of local advocates. A COMMITMENT TO PERPETUAL IMPROVEMENT

Incremental improvements over time require momentum. By gathering public input earlier in the process, “My City” helps sustain continuity as ambitions are measured, scope is determined and goals are set. LINKING PEOPLE TO THEIR COMMON FUTURE

Creating a link between citizens is key to long-range planning. When people envision the future of their community together, the process builds consensus. A SOCIAL LINK IS THE KEY: THE BREAKING OF BREAD

Planning is a cultural question that requires cultural solutions. The 1916 generation often met over the breaking of bread. A comfortable space with food, music and graphic displays, helps citizens make the social connections to “aim high in hope and work.”








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