The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.
- Leonard I. Sweet, Author/Futurist
An Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) consists of a vision, strategic plan and process for creating the future we want for our community. It is a high-level policy document and participatory process that is comprehensive, community-wide and long-term. An ICSP should be developed by all community partners in order to successfully create the shared future articulated within it.
Integrated community sustainability planning is about transformative change as well as incremental improvements. It is about a new way of thinking, making decisions and collaborating. It’s a long-term process that requires leadership, shared commitment, hard work and sustained effort.
Invermere’s ISCP, Imagine Invermere, has been developed by the Community Sustainability Advisory Team (CSAT) along with the community, and implemented by the community, using a transparent process to ensure accountability. The plan will:
Read about the Imagine Invermere Team