This is an 8 minute video about land use planning exercise that was conducted in Tampa Bay Florida. I attended a similar one that was conducted in Maryland last year. Its a visioning exercise that is becoming very popular around the country.
Reality Check is a one-day exercise designed to discuss, analyze and develop alternative growth scenarios for our rapidly growing region through 2050. Reality Check is designed to accomplish four tasks:
- Promote a region wide awareness of the level of growth that is coming
- Allocate projected housing and employment growth between and among jurisdictions
- Recognize the legitimate points of view of different stakeholders
- Lay the foundation for the development of a concrete list of next steps to assure quality growth to meet the region's needs over the coming decades.