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TRANSITION GUELPH VISIONING SURVEY
This open-format survey is an opportunity to contribute to a collaborative vision for Guelph’s future -- a positive, resilient, post-carbon future that we can strive for together. The ideas you share are important for building a vision including many perspectives on sustainability and unique interests creativity and ideas.

The responses will contribute to a report being compiled by Transition members of our vision for Guelph, to be presented to the City of Guelph, and shared with our partners. We will use it to plan the way forward and measure our success over time with reaching our goals. Your ideas will empower others to create their own vision of a future worth striving for.

This survey is sponsored by Inner Transition and Promosaurus. It is being done in collaboration with Dr. Anna Willow of Ohio State University. The questions are based on the original survey questions by Dr. Willow and your responses will contribute to her ongoing research.

Instructions:
The survey invites you to engage in visioning a positive image of the future. Begin by imagining your own community 20 years from today. If you would like, you may close your eyes for a few moments to mentally step into this world.

It is a positive future in which we have managed to overcome fossil fuel addiction and are adapting successfully to a changed climate. It doesn’t have to be a utopia, just one that is plausibly achievable, and you are not expected to have fully formulated (or “perfect”) ideas. Your job is simply to brainstorm what life in your future community is like. Be creative and respond deeply from a position in the imagined future of 2040.

Please provide your email address so that we can add you to the draw for a copy of Rob Hopkin's new book, From What Is To What If.
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Part 1: Visioning
Please share your positive vision for Guelph in 2040.
What is your postal code? (So that we know if you are in Guelph or the surrounding area. Responses from other areas are welcome too!)
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1) What is your community like in 2040? What stands out first and foremost in your vision?
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2) What is life like for you (now 20 years older) and for your family?
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3) How do you (and other residents of Guelph) access fresh, clean water in 2040?
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4) What do you eat and where does your food come from?
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5) What kinds of waste do you produce and where does it go?
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6) How do you and other community members generate and access energy?
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7) What is your job in 2040? What do other members of your family do? How would you characterize your community’s economy?
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8) How do you travel from place to place? What does the transportation system look like?
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9) How would you describe your relationship to the non-human world that exists within and surrounding your community?
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10) What is the state of the natural environment in 2040?
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11) What key values are expressed in your vision? What do people in 2040 care about most?
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12) Is there anything else you would like to share about your vision?
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Part 2: Backcasting
Here you can describe how we got to the vision you have for 2040.
13) How did our water system develop and change between 2020 and 2040 to get to the vision you described?
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14) What changes did the food system undergo in the decades since 2020? How and why did these changes take place?
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15) How did your community develop its system for reducing and dealing with waste that you envision in 2040?
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16) What changes in energy generation and access led to the energy system of 2040?
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17) How did social systems change to shape and support the economy of 2040?
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18) How and why did the built landscape and natural environment change over the past two decades?
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19) Do you have any additional comments on why these changes were necessary and how they occurred?
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Part 3: About you (optional)
The following questions ask for a bit of information about you. This information will enrich our understanding of who participates in Transition and why.
20) How old are you?
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