Saturday, March 31, 2012
Urban planning schemes have often been criticized for failing to solicit meaningful public participation. Now, the city of Burbank, California, is trying to put that criticism to rest in a very creative fashion. As Curbed LA reports, the website for Burbank's draft 2035 general plan includes an avatar named "Planner Andy" who will "help crowdsource ideas about how residents view their city." Here's a screen shot of Planner Andy:
I guess nothing really fires up the public imagination like a hirsute, bow-tied nerd. Now at least I know that if the law teaching thing doesn't work out, I can always try being an avatar.
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