ACHIEVING RESILIENT PROSPERITY WITH RISING PLACES TOOLS

This is a temporary page, providing more detail about the new RISING PLACES Tools for home-grown community revitalization and resilience. RISING PLACES is an initiative of RECONOMICS Institute.  It will go live at RisingPlaces.org on January 2, 2023. 

WHAT IS “RESILIENT PROSPERITY”?

Both revitalization and resilience are best produced in the same way: by repurposing, renewing
and reconnecting your existing natural, built & socioeconomic assets. That what out tools help you do. 
Places with superior renewal capacity don’t just enjoy a brief burst of renewal, or revitalization for just a few.
Their revitalization lasts…it benefits all…and it sets the stage for continuous renewal for resilient prosperity.

Your community will be a more attractive recipient of public &
private investment, and a better place to grow a business.

 

12 RISING PLACES Tools:

Six Discovery Tools
+
Six Roadmap Tools
.

See below to learn more.

6 DISCOVERY TOOLS

By “discovery”, we mean learning.

But this is 2-way learning: at the same time that these six tools are teaching your leaders and residents the principles and dynamics that contribute to achieving resilient prosperity, they are also gathering feedback from your people about your community’s wants and needs.

This feedback enables us create the six customized Roadmap Tools, which help you turn your dreams of a better future into steady, measurable progress towards it.

  1. Discovery Tool 1 reveals the need for an ongoing regenerative program to achieve resilient prosperity, and describes the components and function of a good program. It also gathers feedback from local residents and leaders about your community that will help guide creation of an effective program.
  2. Discovery Tool 2 reveals the need for a shared, regenerative vision of the future, and describes the components and function of a good vision. It also gathers feedback from local residents and leaders about your community that will help guide creation of an inspiring, effective and appropriate vision.
  3. Discovery Tool 3 reveals the need for a regenerative strategy to achieve the vision, and describes the components and function of a good strategy. It also gathers feedback from local residents and leaders about your community that will help guide creation of an effective strategy.
  4. Discovery Tool 4 reveals the need for regenerative policies to support your vision and strategy, and describes the components and function of good policies. It also gathers feedback from local residents and leaders about your community that will help guide creation of a appropriate policies.
  5. Discovery Tool 5 reveals the need for regenerative partnerships to provide the resources needed to achieve your vision, and describes the components and functions of good public-public, public-private and private-private partnerships. It also gathers feedback from local residents and leaders about your community that will help guide creation of effective partnerships.
  6. Discovery Tool 6 reveals the need for regenerative projects and initiatives to produce on-the-ground results, and describes the components and function of good projects and initiatives. It also gathers feedback from local residents and leaders about your community that will help guide creation of effective projects and initiatives.

6 ROADMAP TOOLS

As with the six Discovery Tools,
the six Roadmap Tools comprise two aspects.

As these Roadmap Tools are teaching your leaders and residents how to actually make the changes needed to improve your local future, they are also presenting the feedback provided by your local RISING PLACES users via the Discovery Tools

These constantly-updated insights and data enable you to create solutions that are in keeping with the local
dreams, challenges, resources and constraints. 

  1. Roadmap Tool 1 describes how best to create an ongoing regenerative program. It also reveals (via charts and graphs) the dynamic (constantly updated) feedback from local residents and leaders that will help guide creation of an effective program.
  2. Roadmap Tool 2 describes how best to create a shared, regenerative vision of the future, and describes the components and function of a good vision. It also reveals (via charts and graphs) the dynamic (constantly updated) feedback from local residents and leaders that will help guide creation of an inspiring, effective and approppriate vision.
  3. Roadmap Tool 3 describes how best to create a regenerative strategy to achieve the vision, and describes the components and function of a good strategy. It also reveals (via charts and graphs) the dynamic (constantly updated) feedback from local residents and leaders that will help guide creation of an effective strategy.
  4. Roadmap Tool 4 describes how best to create regenerative policies to support your vision and strategy, and describes the components and function of good policies. It also reveals (via charts and graphs) the dynamic (constantly updated) feedback from local residents and leaders that will help guide creation of appropriate policies.
  5. Roadmap Tool 5 describes how best to create regenerative partnerships to provide the resources needed to achieve your vision, and describes the components and functions of good public-public, public-private and private-private partnerships. It also reveals (via charts and graphs) the dynamic (constantly updated) feedback from local residents and leaders that will help guide creation of effective partnerships.
  6. Roadmap Tool 6 describes how best to create regenerative projects and initiatives to produce on-the-ground results, and describes the components and function of good projects and initiatives. It also reveals (via charts and graphs) the dynamic (constantly updated) feedback from local residents and leaders that will help guide creation of effective projects and initiatives.

4 Key Functions = 1 Leading-Edge Set Of 12 Tools

  1. Teach: Renewal capacity and disaster preparedness come in large part from understanding the factors that both inhibit and advance recovery, revitalization and resilience. Our tools educate in such a fun manner that folks hardly know it’s happening;
  2. Listen: Our tools help you address the specific aspirations and challenges of your community because our unique polls tap into the dreams and concerns of a broad swath of the population…not just the privileged few who have the time to attend visioning sessions and charrettes;
  3. Build Capacity: Curing the underlying problem—insufficient renewal capacity—creates an upward trajectory in the economy and quality of life. Only then can you effectively treat symptoms like crime, sprawl, brownfields, blight, homelessness, affordable housing & unemployment;
  4. Activate: Nothing is reliably produced without a process, so if you want your actions to actually produce revitalization and/or resilience, you need a blueprint for creating that process…one that’s attuned to your community’s specific needs and capabilities. One product of these tools is a customized, dynamic (constantly-updated by local feedback), 6-step roadmap to building your local renewal capacity.
Scroll to Top