Developing the SSP

The development of the Visions to Action Strategic Sustainability Plan was a two year collaborative process involving members of the community, City staff and Council and several consultants.

This section of the site archives key documents from 2007 to 2009 that highlight the steps taken to develop the Strategic Sustainability Plan as well as the early documents relating to the establishment of the Sustainability Commission.  Included below are:

  • process documents that outline the inception of the Visions to Action process
  • background reports utilized to vision the forces that would shape Rossland's future
  • process documents related to the development of a Community Vision for 2030
  • action planning documents associated with the development of the 147 Strategic Actions
  • implementation planning documents, and
  • project newsletters.

These document are offered in the spirit of sharing our experiences with other communities, serving as a record of our process and ensuring that the Visions to Action initiative remains transparent and collaborative.  For a good overview of the SSP development process, the following Power Point presentation was provided at a sustainability conference in Kelowna in 2007:

Download PPT: Visions to Action Presentation November 21, 2007

 

Visions to Action Project Inception Process Documents

Download PDF: Project Process, Timeline and Outputs

Download PDF: Project Description and Timeline

Download PDF: Sustainability Task Force Volunteer Application

Download PDF: Sustainability Planning Task Force Purpose and Terms of Reference

 

Visioning the Future Background Reports

Download PDF: Forces shaping the future: Climate Change

Download PDF: Forces shaping the future: Demographics

Download PDF: Forces shaping the future: Economic

Download PDF: Forces shaping the future: Resources

Download PDF: Forces shaping the future: Shocks

Download PDF: Forces shaping the future: Technology

Download PDF: Sustainability Planning Presentation Slides March 8, 2007

Download PDF: Sustainability Planning Presentation Poster March 8, 2007

Download PDF: Visions to Action Future Scenario Poster, March 23, 2007

Download PDF: Future Scenario Presentation (Sebastian Moffatt) March 23, 2007

Download PDF: Summary of Futures Seminar and Workshop, March 2007

 

Community Profile Background Reports

Download PDF: Rossland Historical Backgrounder Report

Download PDF: Rossland's Regional Context

Download PDF: Socioeconomic impact study of Proposed Future Development, 2006

Download PDF: Analysis of Video Interviews with Rossland Residents to identify emergent values and visions, 2004

 

Community Visioning Process Documents

Download PDF:Visions and Priorities Survey Results, May 2007

Download PDF: Community Survey Form, April 20, 2007

Download PowerPoint: Visioning Workshop Presentation, April 24, 2007

Download PDF: Survey on Proposed Community Vision

Download PDF: Vision Backgrounder

 

Action Planning and Design Charrette Documents

Download PDF: Summary of Actions Workshop June 23, 2007.pdf

Download Excel: Strategic Actions in Excel Spreadsheet format

Download PDF: One-page Description of Rossland's Design Charrette, Sept. 12, 2007

Download PDF: Complete Charrette Design Brief, Sept. 12, 2007

Download PDF: Opening Presentation for Charrette, Sept. 17, 2007

Download PDF: Closing Presentation for Charrette, Sept. 20, 2007

Download PDF: Final Charrette Report, Oct. 11, 2007

 

Implementation Process Documents

Download PPT: Public Presentation on Implementation at Prestige Inn April 24

Download PDF: Proposed Action Prioritization for April 24 Meeting - Community Economic Development

Download PDF: Proposed Action Prioritization for April 24 Meeting - Housing and Affordability

Download PDF: Proposed Action Prioritization for April 24 Meeting - Land Management

Download PDF: Public Comments on Implementation from April 24 Meeting

Download PDF: Steering Committee Report to Council on Implementation

Download DOC: Application form for Sustainability Commission

 

SSP Development Newsletters

Download PDF: Newsletter for March 2009

Download PDF: Visions to Action Newsletter #7, Feb. 2008

Download PDF: Visions to Action Newsletter #6, Sept. 2007

Download PDF: Visions to Action Newsletter #5, July 2007

Download PDF: Visions to Action Newsletter #4, May 2007

Download PDF: Visions to Action Newsletter #3, April 2007

Download PDF: Visions to Action Newsletter #2, March 19, 2007

Download PDF: Visions to Action Newsletter #1, March 1, 2007

Download PDF: Council Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 1, Feb 2007

 

SSP Development Photo Galleries

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