A Geographic Information System (GIS) software program for mapping, measuring, and analyzing the storm water, summer energy savings, carbon storage and sequestration, air quality, and wildlife of urban ecosystems.
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.
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.
Flickr is a popular online image and video hosting website that allows users to upload and share media. The site is also popular with bloggers as a way to host images that they embed in blogs and social media.
Community Theater projects expand upon the concept of local theater to produce shows that are based upon or document the character of the community itself or explore issues the community is dealing with.
Wikis are now a staple tool for e-participation. These online platforms allow people to create a page of text and invite others to edit, contribute, read, and comment. Wikis are used for articles, document sharing, collaborative editing and more.
Photo simulations depict potential planning and design changes through realistic digitally-manipulated photographs. They allow people to compare before-and-after scenarios and understand how planning decisions will appear in the landscape.