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CommunityViz

“CommunityViz is advanced yet easy-to-use GIS software designed to help people visualize, analyze, and communicate about important community planning decisions.”

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Keyword(s):
community character & design,
community inventory,
data analysis & collection,
decision-making,
housing,
indicators & monitoring,
mapping,
scenario planning,
transportation,
values-based planning,
visualization

Keypad Polling

Keypad Polling is an electronic meeting support tool that allows users to respond to multiple choice questions using a wireless keypad.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Keyword(s):
data analysis & collection,
decision-making,
facilitation & dialogue,
public participation & outreach

Box City

Using the Box City curriculum, participants construct buildings and cities out of boxes to learn about planning and land use or explore what they want for their town.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Activity
Keyword(s):
arts ,
community character & design,
decision-making,
facilitation & dialogue,
public participation & outreach,
scenario planning,
visualization,
youth

INDEX

INDEX is a powerful, interactive GIS-based planning support system that measures existing conditions, evaluates alternative plans, and supports implementation of adopted plans.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Keyword(s):
community inventory,
data analysis & collection,
decision-making,
facilitation & dialogue,
indicators & monitoring,
mapping,
scenario planning,
visualization

UrbanSim

UrbanSim is a software-based simulation for urban areas, with tools for examining the interplay between land use, transportation, and policy.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool
Keyword(s):
data analysis & collection,
decision-making,
economic development,
housing,
indicators & monitoring,
mapping,
scenario planning,
visualization

Visual Preference Surveys

Visual Preference Surveys (VPS) are tools to help communities establish a common vision of what their localities should look like by asking participants to rate their preference or dislike of selected images of the community.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Activity
Keyword(s):
community character & design,
data analysis & collection,
decision-making,
facilitation & dialogue,
public participation & outreach,
values-based planning,
visioning

Location Efficient Mortgage (LEM)

The Location Efficient Mortgage (LEM) is an innovative mortgage product for low- and moderate- income borrowers who are interested in living in urban areas served by public transportation systems.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Policy

Visioning

Visioning is a community engagement process that helps people to articulate or define the future they want for their communities. Visioning is often completed in conjunction with a master planning initiative and often looks decades ahead.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Keyword(s):
community inventory,
data analysis & collection,
public participation & outreach,
values-based planning,
visioning

Common Ground Process

The Common Ground process focuses on identifying and working from areas of overlap and consensus in people's viewpoints, rather than focusing on differences and disagreements or necessarily striving for consensus.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Comprehensive Process
Keyword(s):
community character & design,
facilitation & dialogue,
public participation & outreach,
values-based planning,
visioning

Community GIS Software

GIS software allows viewers to access complex geographical data about their community online including maps and satellite images. GIS systems also analyze and display data such as proposed development plans and statistics, and survey data.

Content type:
tools
Tool Type:
Software/Web Tool