Reality Check

Reality Check

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Reality Check

The overall goal of the Reality Check initiative is ongoing: it is to provide information and support to help people and communities throughout the region to work together in order for the region as a whole to grow in a way that adds value to our economy and our communities while also preserving the unique character and quality of the environment. Useful outcomes of Reality Check will be reflected in future policies and practices.

Reality Check

Reality Check starts out as a one-day participatory visioning exercise, kicking off a long-range planning process designed to help leaders envision alternative growth scenarios through 2035. Neither a traditional conference nor a theoretical exercise, Reality Check is a planning technique rooted in real world economic, demographic, and geographic data and trends analysis. Participants representing diverse constituencies and points of view meet and work together during the course of a morning to allocate the region’s projected population and job growth and to develop Land Use Guiding Principles for implementation of desired patterns of growth.

It’s a gathering of stakeholders from across region representing housing, business, transportation, environmental, government, non-profit, civic interests, agriculture and other sectors.  The resulting documents were produced to guide current and future regional leaders.


In the News:

Inside Business- May 17, 2013 Time for another ‘Reality Check’

Inside Business- May 25, 2012 “A giant step in the right direction “