Totally agree with this approach! I just completed a development project initiated by a district leader in one of the provinces that is underdeveloped in Indonesia. The approach was very similar to this applying Human Centered Design methodology, empowering the grassroot community to plan and be involved in the sustainable development in the area, and the results were remarkable. All participating community members work and collaborate together on how they can solve issues in their communities creatively and hopefully sustainable. A very inspiring experience for me witnessing community members from various backgrounds,and demographies discuss together and put their plans into real visualisation.