[COMM-ORG] survey: scenario and visualization technology in the discussion of city plans -- what works for community members?

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Sat Aug 13 11:04:21 CDT 2011

From: "Graham, Todd" <todd.graham at metc.state.mn.us>

Planning support technologies, for urban design and visualization, are
believed useful for improving understanding of alternatives, for
centering discussion, and for improving planning participation
experiences.  But what features or capabilities of current-generation
planning tools would be most useful -- and useable -- to planners, civic
organizations and community participants?

Working toward an answer, Metropolitan Council and University of
Minnesota researchers have a 3-month study underway -- an evaluation
study of scenario and visualization tools.  We have placed a brief
survey online and are seeking the views of planners, community
organizers, and public engagement practitioners.

The survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C3SH89K

The survey asks: Which features or capabilities of scenario and
visualization tools are MOST important to the selection of the right
tool for neighborhood-level, transit-oriented design and planning?  If
you have an opinion to share, please complete this survey...
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C3SH89K ... by August 30.

Thanks for your attention to this.

--Todd Graham
 on behalf of Corridors of Opportunity,
 University of Minnesota CURA,
 and Metropolitan Council


Todd Graham
Principal Forecaster
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55101

ph:  651/602-1322
email:  todd.graham at metc.state.mn.us
in:  www.linkedin.com/in/toddgraham
web:  www.metrocouncil.org

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