Planning and Design Visualization
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Visualization tools let people “see” your planned project before it’s built—turning your community engagement on its head. And like with all technology, the costs might be less than you think.
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Parks are using new technologies to engage with and provide another experiential layer for visitors. It’s educational, it’s fun—and you don’t need to tell kids to put their phones away!
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We need a new way to measure the “success” of urban planning. We can rethink planning to integrate equity, diversity and inclusion and address the unintended consequences of gentrification. MIG Principal Jay Renkens presented Charlotte North Carolina’s monumental shift in planning.
Planning a City’s Future
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How can cities plan future growth that’s equitable and thriving? MIG Principal Chris Beynon shares his experience—and plans for Kansas City.
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How can you create inclusive communities that lift children out of poverty? MIG Equity Studio Director Jamillah Jordan offers insights and catalytic solutions during her recent IDA Master Talk.
Cindy Mendoza
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Can your town or city—whether urban or rural, built-out or still developing, park-rich or park-poor—offer all residents the benefits of a park or recreation activity with a 10-minute walk? Absolutely. With a little imagination, collaboration and a fresh new perspective, every city can find opportunities to better connect people to parks.
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We’ve designed poor people out of our cities. Ideas for more inclusive designing.
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MIG Principal Mukul Malhotra stunned the room with passion and poetry at the IDA conference in San Antonio. He spoke about how great cities and great buildings tell the story of place.
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Let’s go the next step beyond travel lanes and bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks. Let’s design streets for living, not just driving. Read Part 3 in the series of excerpts from our new book on inclusive design for the public realm.
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Let’s go the next step beyond travel lanes and bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks. Let’s design streets for living, not just driving. Read Part 2 in the series of excerpts from our new book on inclusive design for the public realm.
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Let’s go the next step beyond travel lanes and bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks. Let’s design streets for living, not just driving. Excerpts from our new book on inclusive design for the public realm.
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What are the next urban trends and transformations? MIG Principal Chris Beynon lays out 10 interconnected, disruptive and exciting mash ups you need to know about.
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Innovative grantmaking is helping communities make streets safer and more equitable.
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For communities with struggling commercial corridors and a lack of housing the plan for the City of Duarte’s new town center offers solutions.
Homelessness
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A MIG team interviewed homeless people in parks to better understand how park agencies can help them.
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MIG Principal Chris Beynon challenged communities and businesses to create inclusive cities that benefit all residents.
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For centuries thoughtful observers have recognized that play is integral to both childhood development and adult life.