Shared vision for a thriving landscape

Once LP stakeholders have a comfortable level of shared understanding of the biophysical and social environment, the challenges and opportunities, and the motivations of other stakeholders, they are ready to develop a joint vision for the landscape. The landscape Vision should be long-term—a generation or more—the time required for transformative change. The high-level vision frames the desired future, the most valued features and functions of the landscape–for its people, its economy, and for nature.

The Vision is crafted to inspire a broad group of landscape stakeholders to collective action. For example, the Coffee Cultural Corridor in Colombia is merging goals for sustainable production and eco-tourism through a shared cultural history. A province in Yunnan China is pursuing a national reputation as a source of healthy, environmentally-friendly food products. A landscape in Bangladesh is pursuing a water-centric vision of sustainable development building on its unique geography.

Thus the Vision should be shared in a form that speaks clearly to all stakeholders, such as a short text, an illustration, or any other (creative) form or combination.