Realize Opportunities for Growth, Unity & Equity

In October 2016 a group of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds sat in a room and decided that it was time to approach, think about, and discover answers in a new way. But how?

  • Create collaborative environments that encourage the development of innovative ideas.
  • Develop, track and use data and technology to create resident-driven livability goals.
  • Identify opportunities (and lack of opportunities) toward achieving a livable quality of life.




1. Risk Assessment

Meet with existing residents, embedded organizations, and government agencies who provide services to the area to fully understand the extent of the issues and determine level of interest.


2. Evaluation

Review local Opportunity Map to determine the community's current level of opportunity to achieve livable quality of life.


3. Gap Analysis

Determine priority quality of life factors related to the Opportunity Map. Develop plans to minimize opportunity gaps.


4. Intervention

Start with the problems and determine what ideas could help to address them. Test the ideas out as short term interventions, assess the impact, and keep only the ideas that work.


5. Re-Evaluation

Re-measure the opportunity map on the community identified priorities. Recalibrate the model to include the assumption that the successful temporary interventions are made permanent.


6. Debriefing

Discuss the impact and review the changes in outcomes after interventions. Begin outlining a long-term plan for structural and service improvements.


7. Long-Term Plan

Review 5-10 year blueprint with the community. Stakeholders gather to determine who will be responsible for keeping the plan on track and determine how the plan will affect future decisions.