Expected and Preferred Futures – All Data

Expected and Preferred Futures – All Data

The development of Expected and Preferred Futures ‘Heat-maps’ is a key part of discovering the shared vision. During the survey, people were asked to indicate on a 10 x 10 matrix (overlaying the scenario quadrants), the location of what we call the ‘Expected’ and ‘Preferred’ future.

  • The Expected future is in green, and it is where people believe the community will end up if there is ‘no change in what we are currently doing’
  • The Preferred future is in blue, and it is what people have identified as the most desired future for the community.

The circles (or dots) represent the number of responses at each point in the matrix. The responses may be further filtered, using the filters’ drop-down menus to the right of the chart. The specific number of responses for each point on the chart may be seen by hovering over the circles within the graph.

Key things to note:

  • The filter named ‘Future’ at the bottom of the right hand side filter menu allows you to toggle between expected and preferred futures.
  • The preferred future is ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling’. The expected future is largely split between ‘Mayberry’ and ‘Diamond in the rough’.
  • The gap between the expected and preferred future concentrations suggests a strong appetite for change along both axes, but especially along the ‘Built Environment’ axis.

More Information

For more information about the City of Trotwood Organizational Strategic Plan project, please contact:

Cheryl D. Wheeler, Assistant to the City Manager
City of Trotwood
3035 Olive Road
Trotwood, OH 45426
Tel: 937.854.7215