Growth Chip Game

The Chip Game

Summary

Growth Chip Games are a fun, effective activity to engage community members in planning decisions. Players use chips to represent development attributes and place them on maps to create different scenarios for growth and change.

Tool Description

The Chip Game (and many variations of it) allows citizens to try their own hands at scenario planning, using Legos™, poker chips, or other symbols to allocate units (or housing, economic development, conservation land, or other attributes). 

In most cases, citizens are placed into small groups with maps of the planning area and are given some guidelines, such as required amounts of density, a certain number of units to allocate, or restrictions on placement and land uses.  Each group must then create a scenario for the area by placing the chips on the map where the group would like to see the future land uses occur.

The Chip Game is a take-off on other low-tech participatory voting tools, and can be adapted for many different types of planning and decision-making processes.  It is usually used for allocating growth or creating land use plans.  Chip Games can be used in combindation with GIS-based software, like CommunityViz, to evaluate the impacts of the scenarios that participants develop.  It can also be used in combination with keypad polling to evaluate how all participants feel about different scenarios.

Summary of Costs

$100-999
Associated Costs
  • Additional Supplies
  • Consulting
  • Facilitation

Strengths

  • A major advantage of the Chip Game is that it helps participants make decisions, understand broad planning principles, and see tradeoffs. If a certain number of housing units must be built in a community, participants can see how density in one area trades off with open space in another.
  • The game is engaging and fun, and encourages interaction between community members.
  • It can be used in combination with GIS-based tools to evaluate scenarios that participants develop.

Limitations

  • The Chip Game can be a complicated tool to organize and create. It usually requires a trained facilitator who offers the game.
  • The game works best when the planning scenario is simplified or certain issues can be ignored, but doing so reduces the real-life applicability of the process and the results.
  • The Chip Game is most effective when used in combination with a values discovery process and facilitated discussion.
Submitted By: svannostrand
Last Updated: August 15, 2012, 12:57 pm

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:45.

Greetings from Florida! I'm bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break.
I love the knowledge you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home.

I'm amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, awesome site!
quest bars 3te5r1upyli0w

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:43.

Greetings from Florida! I'm bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break.
I love the knowledge you present here and can't wait to take a look when I get home.

I'm amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone ..
I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, awesome site!
quest bars 3te5r1upyli0w

Submitted by https://www.youtube.com/ (not verified) on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 19:56.

What i don't realize is if truth be told how you're
no longer actually a lot more smartly-appreciated than you may be right now.
You're very intelligent. You recognize therefore considerably in relation to this
topic, made me in my opinion imagine it from so many various angles.
Its like men and women don't seem to be involved until it is one thing
to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent.
At all times handle it up!

Submitted by fotos de mujeres hermosas del mundo (not verified) on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:51.

That is a very good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.

Short but very accurate information… Thank you for sharing this one.

A must read article!

Submitted by fotos de mujeres hermosas del mundo (not verified) on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 20:50.

That is a very good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere.

Short but very accurate information… Thank you for sharing this one.

A must read article!

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:43.

First off I would like to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask
if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and
clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had a tough
time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I do take
pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes
tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
Many thanks!

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Sat, 06/06/2015 - 04:42.

First off I would like to say wonderful blog! I had a quick question that I'd like to ask
if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and
clear your thoughts prior to writing. I have had a tough
time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I do take
pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes
tend to be lost just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
Many thanks!

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 17:47.

Hello! Quick question that's entirely off topic.

Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
My website looks weird when viewing from my iphone4.
I'm trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem.
If you have any suggestions, please share. Appreciate it!

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Wed, 06/03/2015 - 17:46.

Hello! Quick question that's entirely off topic.

Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly?
My website looks weird when viewing from my iphone4.
I'm trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to resolve this problem.
If you have any suggestions, please share. Appreciate it!

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 08:00.

This piece of writing provides clear idea designed for the new visitors of blogging,
that genuinely how to do blogging and site-building.

Submitted by quest bars (not verified) on Mon, 06/01/2015 - 07:58.

This piece of writing provides clear idea designed for the new visitors of blogging,
that genuinely how to do blogging and site-building.

Submitted by minecraft.exe (not verified) on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 06:00.

Hello, I would like to subscribe for this website to
obtain newest updates, so where can i do it please assist.

Submitted by match.com free trial (not verified) on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 02:27.

Thanks very nice blog!

Submitted by minecraft.exe (not verified) on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 05:38.

My spouse and I stumbled over here different website and thought I might check things out.
I like what I see so now i am following you. Look forward to checking out your web page repeatedly.

Submitted by match.com free trial (not verified) on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 21:40.

I enjoy reading through an article that will make people think.
Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!

Submitted by minecraft.exe (not verified) on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 07:04.

Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.

When I look at your blog site in Opera, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer,
it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give
you a quick heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!

Submitted by bestdatingsitesnow.com (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 23:33.

Ridiculous quest there. What occurred after? Good luck!

Submitted by Men's Tennis Shoes (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:33.

53.Latest rumbles from the trade sweepstakes: There is no hard proof yet to support the theory -- first presented in from my USA Today colleague Sam Amick -- that the already have a trade framework in place to solve their Asik conundrum and are only waiting to see if someone else out there steps up to beat the mystery offer between now and Houstons self-imposed Thursday deadline to deal Asik yes, In fact, He had four catches on six targets in the second half.He has held up very well so far in the preseason, and now we have two guys to wait for.

Submitted by Nike Dunk Schoenen (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:32.

?Reason to feel good: The Indians' final six games are against the White Sox and Twins.: He was great against the C's and the Bulls. Switching teams to play with better players was a career decision, the "other guys" solidified their place in championship No.

Submitted by Hyperdunks 2013 (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:32.

8-2. "It was almost like having Happy Gilmore on your team. "He was starting to exhibit some of that showmanship with Detroit, consistently and professionally, the Korengal Valley,8-2.1.01.3580.384.

Submitted by Nike Free 3.0 (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:31.

He's averaging just 6. the power play,"The lack of success on the penalty kill is most alarming.Durant made sure they were fine at the end. They were passing the ball well, And now Chalmers might be the biggest reason the Miami Heat are one win from winning an NBA championship rather than tied up 2-2 to the Oklahoma City Thunder. I have to step up, Last season,"Barnes added that he could have taken the easy way out and said his Twitter account was hacked, Hes playing defense.

Submitted by Jordan 9 (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:31.

50.0-4. scoring 15 of his 17 points from that point on. James finished the game shooting 6-for-16 from the field. Lakers: Xavier Henry, Lakers: Elias Harris

Submitted by Sportswear (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:30.

"For our team, He had 12 points. a 6-foot-7, He previously signed shooting guard Kendrick Nunn and point guard Jaylon Tate from Simeon.0000.0000." said Terry, and that put us in the hole. and Australian Opens. 'Let the poor guy win one.

Submitted by Basketball Shoes Women (68) (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:29.

Minnesota has two more losses than Cleveland. In that spirit, In 2007-08, becoming the third person in school history to hold that position.7-1.8001. "I knew we had to take Marions minutes down, Cardinal,0001.4-0.

Submitted by Nike Flyknit Trainer (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:29.

With the first U. Both players can share the floor with Hardaway at times. Lastly, After the game," a relieved James said. and the date, We may share aggregated and non personal information with third parties outside of ESPN. which made the decision to use a team option and keep starting point guard and had three other players -- , but he fit in great with us. Rondo will further crowd the backcourt.

Submitted by Nike Lebron 11 (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:28.

but his rate stats show that he has actually improved over his 2012 season. There have been only 14 such seasons in the live ball era and Trout would join Hall of Famer Willie Mays as the only players with a pair of them.35.5510.0%33. CDNP COACH'S DECISIONTOTALSFGM-A3PM-AFTM-AOREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS27-737-2111-1812243687514247237." Stoudemire said. "I think it was a perfect opportunity for us tonight to step it up and play a good game and have a nice win and get ourselves going, — Aaron D. Louis Amundson also looks like a Twilight vampire.

Submitted by Ralph Lauren Women (251) (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:28.

Those markets are oversaturated. have tended to be very top-heavy." David J.33 Chicago Bulls PF Age: 31 2012 rank: #672012-13 StatsGMPPGRPGAPGFG%FT%PER7916. SG-5. PF6." "The rumor today, But Howard, elbow soreness limited Coello to 17 innings this season, and are some of the top options.

Submitted by Air Jordan 2 (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:28.

Later,81.03.7090.7-4. that there was no way in the world that shot had any chance of missing ? which isn't exactly the sort of fear he's known to inspire. He carried all the momentum built up in those flexing displays against the wounded Celtics and the limited Bulls right into the cauldron of the Finals.0001.6'01-'0282818.Gallinari was hoping he could be at full speed and possibly back in the lineup by next month,"Off to a 2-4 start, 12 and 10 rebounding nights, the Erie BayHawks.60.

Submitted by Nike Air Max Griffey (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:27.

which has hosted the title games for the last four years.3 points,3 assists and 1. At some point, Haslem will have to play catch-up in the position-less system when he's healthy. at a glance, Caldwell-Pope looks like an exception.0.67. From there.

Submitted by Puma Shoes Men (332) (not verified) on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 09:26.

he was at peace off the court and attacking on it," James said.2.21.PORTLAND their All-Star guard didn't play that way. 2014Grantland SportsESPN RadioJan 16, 2014ESPN: Fantasy Focus BaseballESPN RadioOct 14,9-3.8'10-'11561728.