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Charlotte Business Journal features upcoming RealityCheck2050

The Charlotte Business Journal featured the upcoming RealityCheck2050 in this week’s edition.

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On June 4, 2013, at the Charlotte Convention Center, RealityCheck2050
will bring together 400 participants from the 14-county CONNECT Our Future region to help to prepare potential options for regional growth, with a focus on accommodating projected housing and jobs through 2050. This collaborative event jointly sponsored by the Centralina Council of Governments and ULI is not about speeches, presentations, political theory or planning concepts. Participants are challenged to make decisions about density, growth and change in the region. The exercise pushes participants to see the connection between the choices we make and their unintended consequences.

RealityCheck2050 not only brings together regional leaders and citizens to speak about the issues but also provides participants with an active learning experience that can significantly change their preconceived notions about those issues.

The feature event of RealityCheck2050 is an exciting, collaborative, appropriately named, “Gameday” to be held at the Charlotte Convention Center. It’s a hands-on, timed game where 40 tables of 10 community stakeholders place different colored Legos on a large map of our 14 county region under the guidance of professional facilitators. Lego colors represent new residents and jobs over the next 35 years. Each player will also be required to connect these residents and jobs with a limited supply of string which will represent various modes of transportation.

 

 

 

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