Master Planning Activities Visual Preference Survey (2000-2001) Community Vision Workshops (2001) UMass Landscape Architecture Class (2002) Adoption of TCVD Regulation and Design Review Board (2003-2004) Streetscape Efforts (2003-2008) Parking Analysis (2007-2008)
What is VPS? A survey tool that uses a combination of images and words. A means to convey concepts that are not as clear with just words. A means to discern differences in public opinion on development when shown images rather than responding to words alone. A means by which we can start a dialogue about what development lo
By measuring their reaction we can determine acceptability. Everyone reacts to places all the time… The Visual Preference Survey is based on the premise that:
Responses to the images were based on: How appropriate or inappropriate is an image, both now and in the future, for ….. Rural, Suburban and Urban areas in the Hartford Region? -10 to +10
Suffield, a rural /agricultural town zoned for suburban growth. Suffield, a rural /agricultural town zoned for suburban growth. 1 1 Recommendations for Rural Areas
Workshop Introduction There will be two mapping exercises in the workshop. The first tasks in this workshop will use the existing base map of the entire town. The second portion of the workshop will focus on the town center. These maps will include the following data: Existing roads, streets, and highways Existing Zoning Topography Environmental constraints Water Wetlands Steep slopes/rock out cropping Some existing building footprints and land uses There are several tasks to be completed by the group. Each task is related to a series of rated images from the survey.