The Windsor Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions, and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Begin a Public Relations Campaign; Create an Arts Incubator; and Form a Local Leadership Group.
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The Rutland Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions, and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Advance Rutland as a Recreation Center; Build a Central Open Air Mall on Center Street; Rutland as an Arts and Culture Destination; “Sustainable Rutland” – A Model City. Since the program, Rutland has made tremendous progress on all the priorities and in 2012, the volunteers of the Rutland Creative Economy received our 2012 Community Leadership Award.
Revitalizing Downtown: Rutland (4:08)
Friday Night Live turned Center Street in Rutland into a pedestrian-way and broadened support for downtown revitalization. This video overviews the planning and thinking that led to its success in the community.
The St. Albans Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions, and lists specific resources for the following priority projects chosen through the 2006 process: Bring Arts and Community Projects to Taylor Park; Organize Evening Events to Bring Activity Downtown after Dark; Build an Arts Center; and Promote the Digital Culture through a St. Albans Technology Service Provider.
Through the Community Visit process, Woodstock set community priorities for town/village merger, built an east end development corporation, expanded conservation, expanded walking trails, and developed a town trails map, and worked on building a Woodstock Vision. Read the Report and Action Plan
On Friday, November 17th, 2006, the Creative Communities Program coordinated with Bellows Falls’ creative economy organizers Richard Ewald and Robert McBride to host a conference addressing “Strategies for Community Creative Economy Projects”. This conference targeted creative economy leaders from around Vermont who wanted to build greater statewide connections and form new ideas about next steps for projects. It brought an enthusiastic, capacity crowd to Boccelli’s on the Canal café shortly after the opening of their newly renovated auction hall space.
Based on the inputs and on the knowledge and experience of Council members, the Vermont Rural Energy Council crafted a set of recommendations for actions that would advance rural energy generation, fuel development and efficiency in Vermont. These recommendations include:
- Systematically Advancing a Vermont Renewable Energy Program
- Expanding Net Metering
- Adopting Clean Energy Policies
- Constructing an All Fuels Efficiency Program
- Improving Transportation Efficiency
- Targeting Economic Development Assistance
- Building a Green Investment Strategy
- Adopting Time of Use Rates for Electricity
- Beginning a Vermont Carbon Plan
- Expanding Property Tax Incentives for Renewable Development
Through the Community Visit process, Chelsea gained an ACCD Planning Grant to staff Community Visit Task Forces, building a community facilities and an infrastructure plan. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Through the Community Visit Process, Bristol inventoried potential space for a small industrial park, set key attributes of businesses to attract, worked on redeveloping Bartlett Falls area, and improved the storm water system. Read the Report and Action Plan
On August 11, 2004, we held a Summit on Planning designed to evaluate the challenges before the planning system in Vermont and to propose potential solutions. This Summit report documents the analysis and recommendations of 180 attendees representing members of the public, leaders in the Douglas Administration, Vermont planners, and customers of the planning system. Participants built recommendations toward addressing these challenges in these categories:
- The Planning Structure in Statute
- Vermont Goals and Vision for the Planning System
- Not in My Backyard! Public Engagement and Commitment to Plans
- Municipal Planning
- Regional Planning
- State Cross Agency Planning
- State, Regional, and Municipal Development and Infrastructure Planning
- The Implementation of Plans
Their transcribed testimony, brainstormed solutions, and priority recommendations make up the bulk of this report and will serve as starting points for the deliberations of the Vermont Council on Planning. Read the Report (pdf).
Through the Community Visit process, Johnson leveraged significant federal funds to replace three bridges, build a water system, and implement a redesign of its downtown. It also built a community calendar, and instituted a Winter Carnival and a summer concert series to unite and market the community. Read the Report and Action Plan.