Using DoView to plan a city or region

Booklet on the approach

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Planning for a city or region is complex

  • Planning for a city or region is complex.
  •  A city or region contains a full range of enterprises, organisations, sectors and activities working at multiple levels. 
  • The planning task is almost as complex as attempting to plan for a country as a whole. 


The rapid decent into document overload

  • City or regional plannin can rapidly end up with a large number of planning and related documents.
  • A request for a piece of information can often be responded to with: ‘you need to look on page 324 within the table inside the annex to the third set of planning documents’. 
  • There are overviews of course, but they do not provide enough detail for serious planning, priortization, co-design and alignment work.


There is a faster way by using visual strategy diagrams

  • A DoView Strategy Diagram provides a way to get a helicopter, plus drill-down, view of what is being planning for a city or region.
  • It is then used for identifying outcomes; co-design with communities and stakeholders; priority setting; alignment between priorities and projects or activities; alignment to sector-wide planning to identify gaps and overlaps; identifying indicators; working out how to measure impact; and, ensuring vertical alignment throught outcomes-focused contracting with external providers.  
  • The same DoView Strategy Diagram can then be used to: communicate the vision; drive implementation; review progress; and, measure and communicate success.   
  • DoView Strategy Diagrams can be built in real-time in strategy, co-design and community consulation workshops using agile award-winning DoView Visual Strategy Software. 


An example

  • Below is an example of a DoView Strategy Diagram for a city. This one was used in the planning for the redevelopment of a city after an earthquake.  


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Below is a poster version of the individual drill-down plages below the pink box in the poster above.


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How to use the approach

  • DoView Strategy Diagrams are built in award winning DoView Strategy and Outcomes Software that is used in 55+ countries. 
  • Download a trial copy. Apply the methodology for planning, performance management, implementation and proving impact. 
  • Contact us to let us know how you might like to use the approach.  


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