Community PlanIt is a project of the Engagement Game Lab at Emerson College. It is a local engagement game designed to make community-planning fun, while providing a context for learning and action. It is also part of an ongoing design research project on games and civic engagement.
All the data generated in the game is community property and can and should be used by the community. Community planning is a collective process and all decisions made on behalf of the community should be collective.
When you play Community PlanIt your voice matters. Weigh in on important
issues whenever you can,
from anywhere, however you choose.
Community PlanIt is funded by the Knight Foundation and supported by Emerson College.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.