Inclusive, Collaborative Planning
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: “The World We Want 2015” Priorities
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
“The World We Want 2015” Priorities
Does our community’s government:
- Engage in a range of collaborative planning?
- Take time to ask: whom do we need at the table for collaborative planning?
- View inclusive planning efforts as integral to its success?
- Seek to extend and solidify partnerships and alliances with all community groups—business, ethnic, faith, peace, education, youth, healthcare, and others?
- Make an effort to include groups that will be affected by a decision?
- Recognize and remove barriers that may prevent people/groups from participating?
Programs and Services
Has our community:
- Developed programs and services that reflect the diversity of needs (in age, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, education and economic background) of the community?
- Invited leaders from the various community sectors (business, faith, youth, peace, neighborhoods, government, law enforcement, healthcare, etc.) to participate in developing programs?
- Funded programs, activities, services, and spaces for all constituents?
- Invited leaders from various community groups in determining funding allocations?
Compassion and Well-Being
- How is compassion understood and experienced in local government?
- Are local government leaders able and willing to identify the major issues that relate to a lack of compassion?
- Does the local government make use of social well-being measures such as Genuine Progress Indicators (GPI) and Gross National Happiness (GNH)?
- Does the local government make use of conflict resolution methodologies such as those for Restorative Justice and Non-Violent Communication and Compassionate Listening?
- Does the local government include an independent Ethics Board to encourage fair and right actions for the good of the entire community?
- How is compassion defined, understood and experienced in local government? Is compassion viewed as an action to bring about a positive change?