The IGT Approach
The IGT process is segmented into three phases: Talk, Think, and Act. Below is an outline of the activities occurring within each of those phases.
Phase 1: Talk (Oct. 2010-Mar. 2011)
Gather Community Values and Priorities
Area residents express what they value about living in the region. This is done through a series of Community Conversations, online and paper surveys, and a random sample survey. These values are referred to as Shared Regional Values.
Generate Trend Scenario
IGT works with local jurisdictions and area experts to produce the Trend Scenario. The Trend Scenario shows where the greater Tucson region is headed if it continues on its current path. The trend projects out to mid-century.
Phase 2: Think (May 2011-May. 2012)
Conduct Scenario Workshops
Residents gather in large workshops to craft alternative futures for the region. These alternatives are shaped collaboratively and based on the Shared Regional Values.
Develop Alternative Scenarios
Scenario workshop results are analyzed and aggregated into three alternative future scenarios.
Select a Preferred Future Scenario
Four Scenarios are assessed through a public process (the three alternatives and the Trend). The preferred elements of the scenarios are identified and used to develop a single Preferred Future Scenario, the visual representation of the community’s preferred growth pattern.
Create the Draft Vision
The Shared Regional Values and the Preferred Future Scenario are used to create a draft of the Regional Vision for the greater Tucson region. The draft Regional Vision is presented to the public to gather feedback.
Phase 3: Act (Jun. 2012- )
Finalize the Shared Regional Vision
The Shared Regional Vision is refined and finalized based on public feedback of the draft.
IGT works with regional jurisdictions to integrate the Regional Vision into local and jurisdictional plans and planning processes. IGT develops strategies to move the Vision forward throughout the region.