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“Recognizing the important fundamental that the city as a whole is wiser than any one citizen or committee.” Dean George Damon—The American City, 1916

THE ARTIST

From proposals and mock-ups of public art projects to helping enliven the atmosphere at events, artists are key to establishing a more artistic approach to planning.

THE CITIZEN WRITER/EDITOR

As spelled out on page 115, the Revision Principle to Project documents calls for: 1) Repeated rewrites for the sake of clarity. 2) Revisions based on changes to the previous draft. ARCHITECTURAL ILLUSTRATORS

THE MUSICIAN

Pasadena’s experience with MUSE/IQUE demonstrates how musicians can bring a new generation of energy to public events. A “My City” Event would be greatly enhanced with live music.

Professional and amateur illustrators can be of great benefit in replacing cold renderings with a human touch. A revising of the case-study Passages Project renderings with better representations is an example.

THE PHOTOSHOPPER

THE CITY EMPLOYEE AS CITIZEN

Photoshop is a tool that has changed the face of graphic expression. A volunteer brigade of Photoshop users led by a coordinator can aid average citizens and “My City” in expressing their vision.

The hierarchical nature of city government means that city employees cannot and should not take an independent position on important issues. “My City” Events could provide a relaxing of this rule.

THE VIDEOGRAPHER

With so many talented people making movies for Hollywood, a volunteer brigade helping articulate the community’s vision of the future is a key component in the success of the “My City” process.

THE “MY CITY” BOARD

THE CITIZEN HORTICULTURISTS

THE “MY CITY” STAFF

With a goal of amalgamating public opinion, the Board oversees operations, agendas, and synthesizes public input into revisions of project documents.

“The art, science, technology, and business of plant cultivation” was a key piece of the 1916 exhibit. Today, amid epic drought, a new concept of greenspace is needed to help create a modern “Horticultural Court.”

Focusing on collecting ideas and visions for the early stages of planning, the “My City” Staff coordinates events, volunteers and the creation of project documents and videos. See also, page 143-145.

“The atmosphere here is that of planning a future home to which everyone who is to live in it has an opportunity for contributing something… This expression of public opinion is the crux of the whole exhibit.” Dean George Damon—The American City, 1916

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OVERVIEW

PROJECTS

EVENTS

PLANITORIUM

NEXT STEPS

CONCLUSIONS

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