“The Future We Want” guide to community visioning

“The Future We Want” guide to community visioning
Chris McCartney
15 March 2024
2 minute read

What If… we could reimagine our future as thriving, fairer, more resilient, more connected? How could that vision help us to move forward and take practical action towards a better future? 

We are delighted to bring you The Future We Want, our updated and improved guide to helping your group or community start exploring what a better future could look like in your context. It will take you step-by-step through how to run an online or in person visioning process, helping groups and communities open up their imagination and start exploring a shared vision of what’s possible. This is a vital starting point to exploring how we can work together to make that vision a reality. 

This guide was born in lockdown. Under immense change and pressure, many also found they had new questions about the way we were living and ask how could we build to something better – to bounce forward instead of bounce back from the shocks and disruption of the pandemic.

In 2024, we don’t need to look far to find big challenges facing us now and in the future. Many people can’t rely on the basic things we need for a safe and happy life. Conflict and violence seem to prevail on the news and on our streets. Our seas are polluted and nature under threat. Thinking about how to respond to the changing climate, inequality and uncertainty can be overwhelming.

Yet many people have a strong desire to be part of making change and building something better. This process is a great way to bring people into conversation about What is? What if and What next?

You can read, download, share or print the guide as a PDF here, and we also have plain text version here if that is more accessible to you. We’d love to hear how it goes in your context!

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