Visioning

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Each of us has a different vision of the future, and different ideas about what is compelling and important for our community. We know that Salem will face challenges in the upcoming years as a result of climate change—the recent wildfires are just one of many extreme weather events that can occur. But Salem also has many strengths as a community, and much more capacity to become even stronger.


The first pillar of the Climate Action Plan process is Visioning. So what will a strong Salem look like in 30 years? We need your help to create this vision, which will help guide the rest of the planning process. As we identify vulnerabilities and develop strategies to reduce Salem’s climate impact and make the community more resilient, we’ll refer back to this vision to ensure we’re working to create outcomes the Salem community is striving for.


Envisioning a Resilient Salem activity. During the first workshop, the Task Force was asked to share their ideas about what a resilient Salem of 2050 would look like. Resilience is the ability to adapt to and thrive in an ever-changing environment. We’d like to ask you the same question and to invite you to share your ideas about what a thriving Salem could look like in the future. Click the tab “Add Your Visioning Ideas” below to start sharing your input. (If you’re interested in reviewing the video of the Task Force completing this Visioning exercise, check out the livestream recording at timestamp 1:36:45.)


What do you already love about Salem? activity (see map below). “Drop a Pin” on the map and add a note about your favorite place or aspect of Salem, including an image if you can!


The livestream recording and slide deck from the Task Force Workshop focused on Visioning are available for your review on the Project Resources page, along with the results of the October Community Survey.

Each of us has a different vision of the future, and different ideas about what is compelling and important for our community. We know that Salem will face challenges in the upcoming years as a result of climate change—the recent wildfires are just one of many extreme weather events that can occur. But Salem also has many strengths as a community, and much more capacity to become even stronger.


The first pillar of the Climate Action Plan process is Visioning. So what will a strong Salem look like in 30 years? We need your help to create this vision, which will help guide the rest of the planning process. As we identify vulnerabilities and develop strategies to reduce Salem’s climate impact and make the community more resilient, we’ll refer back to this vision to ensure we’re working to create outcomes the Salem community is striving for.


Envisioning a Resilient Salem activity. During the first workshop, the Task Force was asked to share their ideas about what a resilient Salem of 2050 would look like. Resilience is the ability to adapt to and thrive in an ever-changing environment. We’d like to ask you the same question and to invite you to share your ideas about what a thriving Salem could look like in the future. Click the tab “Add Your Visioning Ideas” below to start sharing your input. (If you’re interested in reviewing the video of the Task Force completing this Visioning exercise, check out the livestream recording at timestamp 1:36:45.)


What do you already love about Salem? activity (see map below). “Drop a Pin” on the map and add a note about your favorite place or aspect of Salem, including an image if you can!


The livestream recording and slide deck from the Task Force Workshop focused on Visioning are available for your review on the Project Resources page, along with the results of the October Community Survey.

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    How are you incorporating principles of environmental justice and procedural justice throughout this process? How are you ensuring that the decision-making process is accessible to lower-income communities and communities of color?

    shannonbell asked 6 months ago

    This is a great question and one that we are continuing to work to address throughout this process. As noted in the workshop livestream, we have developed a public engagement plan in which we outlined some of the ways that are working to make this process equitable and inclusive. We conducted a stakeholder mapping exercise to identify some of the key voices that we need to be sure to include, and we are leaning on community partnerships to help share out invitations to participate in all of the activities on this site, and other activities as they occur. And we are planning to evaluate and adjust our engagement approaches based on the demographics of those who are participating.