Vision Edina

How will Edina continue to define excellence over the next 20-25 years?

Vision Edina was a broad-based, inclusive community visioning process culminating in a Vision Edina Strategic Vision and Framework for the community.  Future iQ, an international firm specializing in future visioning, served as the consultants on the project.

Vision Edina worked with local residents, organizations and businesses to explore:

  • What is unique and important about living in Edina?
  • Where is there opportunity or need to evolve or change?
  • How can we continue to progress to keep the city relevant and attractive to current and future residents and businesses? What is our competitive edge?

During the course of Vision Edina, over 110 residents and stakeholders participated in a “think tank” workshop and 591 individuals participated in one of 35 Vision Edina workshops or completed a survey online. The data gathered through the community engagement efforts resulted in a draft Vision Edina Strategic Vision and Framework. During February and March, the draft document was reviewed with the each of the City’s Boards and Commissions for additional feedback. The City Council hosted an open house on April 14, 2015 before approving the final document on May 19, 2015.

What’s Next?

Vision Edina will serve as an important foundation for other strategic efforts, such as the City’s Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvement Plans.  Work on the Comprehensive Plan is anticipated to start in 2016. The Vision Edina Strategic Vision and Framework replaces Edina Vision 20/20, which was developed in 2000 and updated in 2003.


Data Analysis

Individuals can review the data collected during the Vision Edina survey process and do their own analysis using age, sex, location and tenure filters. Get started by clicking on the button below! 


August - September 2014

Community Profile and Benchmark Analysis and Cities of the Future
Research on City trends and implications.

September 2014

Scenarios of the Future Report
110 think-tank workshop participants identify "drivers" shaping the future and develop four plausible future scenarios

October - December 2014

Community Engagement Report
Community members weigh in on plausible scenarios at 37 meetings. 591 Vision Edina surveys were collected.

January - May 2015

Strategic Vision and Framework
Community review and comment. Open house held on April 14, 2015 and approved on May 19, 2015.


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