What criteria should the process meet?

The substance and the process of the collective vision creation process must both mobilise the participants and create a sense of excitement. If they do, there is a greater chance of creating a support network for the next phase (the design process).

Criteria for the process

Specific criteria for the process are:

  • Combine analytical and creative steps in the process
  • Devote part of the vision creation process to identifying and discussing problems relating to sustainability
  • Ensure that participants think beyond what already exists for the vision
  • Help them to look critically at accepted truths that form obstacles to new practice
  • Appeal to their knowledge and vision
  • Equalise power differences as far as possible (see also the question ‘What to do about power differences?')