Community Image Surveys

A Tool for Livable Places

The Community Image Survey is a powerful planning and public participation tool that can help decision-makers and their constituents. Rather than using words to describe places, the Survey uses visual images to help people better understand crucial planning elements and make more informed, pro-active decisions about creating places where they want to live, work, shop and play.

The Survey doesn’t tell people how to make their communities more livable. Instead, it presents them with clear, visual images of alternative land-use and transportation patterns and involves them in a process of evaluating their existing environment and envisioning their community’s future.