Stories identify common ground, discover what people collectively value, and illuminate what makes a particular city or town special in a way that other planning activities cannot. The process of sharing and listening to stories also builds the trust and relationships necessary for long-term planning and community action.
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Use this Storytelling for Community Planning Worksheet as a reference guide while engaging in the Storytelling for Community Planning video above. The Worksheet includes all necessary instructions and links referenced in the video.
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Watch this clip from the Starksboro documentary, filmed by Mary Arbuckle. It offers a glimpse of the groundbreaking work Matthew Perry accomplished while serving as the Town’s artist-in-residence during the Art & Soul Civic Engagement Initiative.