Help Plan Our Region’s Future at RealityCheck2050

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The Urban Land Institute (ULI) invites you to apply to be one of 400 regional leaders and residents participating in RealityCheck2050 on June 4, 2013. This one-day, hands-on, map-based, visioning exercise at the Charlotte Convention Center allows you and your peers to explore growth options for our region—where and how should we grow?

RealityCheck2050, is part of the CONNECT Our Future public engagement process. This process includes 14 counties in North and South Carolina working together to develop a growth framework for our region that will help grow the economy, improve quality of life and control the cost of government.

Your experience and expertise are needed to help this region grow by choice, not by chance.

To join others at the exciting event June 4th event, please complete the online application by clicking HERE.

Results from RealityCheck2050 will be launching points for the regional community growth workshops to be held from August to October of this year. You and others in your community will have the option to participate in these local workshops; you can find information on the CONNECT Our Future website.

How Does RealityCheck2050 Work?
In the morning session over 400 diverse participants meet and work together in tables of ten people to develop a set of principles for where and how they think the region could grow. Through discussion and negotiation, they will place a variety of colored LEGO® blocks representing the projected housing and employment growth on a grid-covered map of the 14-county region. The 40 tables of individuals participating in the workshop get to grapple with challenges the region faces as it considers how growth will occur in the future. Following lunch and keynote speakers there will be a presentation on results from the morning exercise, discussion on the implications of growth patterns, and design issues & priorities. The afternoon session will also use real time polling techniques to receive immediate feedback from participants.

Find more information at RealityCheck2050.org and ConnectOurFuture.org.

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