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Detroiters have been very active during the first few weeks of Detroit 24/7—976 users representing over 200 different affiliations have generated over 7300 comments—and on Monday, May 21 the third and final mission—Getting Around Detroit—begun at 12:01 a.m. The final mission will end Sunday, May 27. The Getting around Detroit mission is a chance for players to describe what they encounter everyday as they move around the city of Detroit, point out the positives and suggest strategies that can improve the challenges that exists with getting around the city.
Ruben Roldan from Western International High School shares what it is like for him to be Living in Detroit as part of the introductory video for Mission 3— Getting around Detroit:
“The input being provided by those participating in Detroit 24/7 has been very thoughtful, and will definitely help the technical planning team when they begin to draft the strategic framework plan,” said Priya Iyer, Digital Engagement Director for Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning.
Examples of the 7300 comments received to date include:
For the “Productive Landscapes” Challenge, Mattia M. writes:
“Vacant lands and buildings used to be full of life. What’s to say communities around them can’t bring that life back? With a little imagination and determination, folks can change vacant land to flowerbeds or simple just let the grass be, but leave it as maintained green space. And allow the green space to attract, and the vacant houses may not be so vacant anymore.”
For the “Good Food For All” Challenge, Carissa L. writes:
“Eastern Market is a great example of a fresh & thriving market place, and more areas like it need to spring up throughout the city. By establishing local and commercial gardening on the fringe of high density residential areas and then creating weekly markets near homes, residents will be able get fresh food without traveling to the opposite end of the city. But what if that person cannot get there? Create a “Market Bus” Then, those individuals who need assistance can call up and schedule a time when the bus will pick them or even their block up to head to the market together, leaving no one behind. Maybe the market bus requires at least 4 people to be picked up per stop, and thus creating a hub at someones home, and forcing people to come together.”
For the “An Engaged City Government” Challenge, Stephanie R. writes:
“I think the most important point is to convene gatherings for city officials to develop AUTHENTIC relationships with community leaders. In doing this the projects can be addressed on a personal level and everyone becomes engaged. The officials gain trust in the community while the community gains trust in the leaders. In distributing grants to local foundations they show that they have faith in the programs running. In providing training to the leaders of the community they can share the knowledge and the community itself can become more efficient. “
Detroit 24/7 Game Finale!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Adam Strohm Hall, Detroit Public Library
Join fellow players and planners in discussing the results of Detroit 24/7 and learn what some next steps are for shaping the future of Detroit. There will be free food, activities, PRIZES, and other surprises! So help us continue the conversation by coming to Adam Strohm Hall at the Detroit Public Library at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, June 6th. Please RSVP by clicking “Join” on the official Get Together for this event on Community PlanIt!
About Detroit 24/7
Detroit 24/7 on www.CommunityPlanIt.org allows players of all ages and backgrounds to creatively think, learn and share their suggestions for how to improve the quality of life in Detroit while competing to earn points and win prizes. To sign-up visit www.CommunityPlanIt.org.
The ideas and input collected through Detroit 24/7 will be utilized by Detroit Works Project Long Term Planning to help inform and shape the Strategic Framework Plan, also known as the guide for decision making, scheduled to be complete before fall of 2012.
A general overview for how games on Community PlanIt like Detroit 24/7 work can be seen here.
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