Planning and Designing with People

  • Michael Kwartler


This paper details the use of visual simulations by the Environmental Simulation Center, Ltd. (ESC) and its collaborators to involve citizens in the neighborhood/city/regional visioning and planning process. It does so by examining three visioning projects undertaken in the last three years. The case studies demonstrate how to obtain citizen input regarding their values and group identity through their participation in designing the place in which they would like to live. Fully integrating 3D/Geographic Information System-based simulations and visualizations into the visioning process makes it possible for citizens to better understand their choices at both a policy and experiential level and arrive at consensus for the future of their communities.


Geographic Information System Development Pattern Development Scenario Steering Group Webb Architect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Kwartler
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  1. 1.Environmental Simulation Center, Ltd. (ESC)New YorkUSA

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