Over 250 participants attended the Summit on the Future last month as part of One Decatur. The event marked the roughly the mid-point of Decatur’s comprehensive planning process that began this past summer and has resulted in unprecedented engagement and optimism about the future.
In a two-hour workshop, participants learned about conditions that are shaping the city and its future, evaluated draft vision and goals that the steering committee developed based on previous community input, provided input on key questions to guide the plan, and worked in groups to review a conceptual map for the city’s future development. During the activities, participants used their personal smartphones to engage in real-time polling and saw live results at the workshop.
Following the Summit, over 100 additional people provided feedback through the project website. The planning team will take the input from this phase of the process to shape recommendations and begin drafting the plan. The third public input phase is planned for late summer.
Photos courtesy of steering committee member Juergen Beck.