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“MY CITY” FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: AN OVERVIEW................................ 100

Updating “My City” for Planning Today................................................................................. 101 Principle 1: Bottom-Up Planning in the Visioning Stages that Supports the Public Process... 104 100 Principle 2: Transparency, Ideas Presented in a Manner All Can Understand........................106 Project-Event-Survey-Proposal: Citizen Roles of Leadership, part 1 ....................................108 “MY CITY” PROJECTS . ...................................................................... 111

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Principle 3: A “Clearing House Policy”..................................................................................112 The Structure of the Project Proposal and the Approach of Video Overviews.......................113 The Process of the “My City” Project.....................................................................................114 The “My City” Visioning Proposal is a Potential Specific Plan for the City..........................115 The Passages Project: An Example “My City” Visioning Proposal........................................116

“MY CITY” EVENTS............................................................................ 119

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The Four Types of Public Participation at “My City” Events.................................................122 Competitions............................................................................................................................123 Surveys and Straw Poles: Building Momentum......................................................................124 Principle 4: The Revision Principle, “Not Approved But Improved”.....................................125

“MY CITY” PLANITORIUM................................................................... 127

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Carnegie Library for the 21st Century.....................................................................................130 The Initiatives of the Planitorium............................................................................................132 What’s Happening at the Planitorium: An Example Activity Guide........................................136 Charlie Munger’s Lollapalooza Effect: Logistical and Top-Down Benefits...........................139

POTENTIAL NEXT STEPS...................................................................... 141

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“My City” in Your City: Potential Stages and Steps...............................................................142 Local and Parent Organization, the “My City” Board, Support Teams...................................143 The Potential of Reviving “My City” in Pasadena..................................................................146

CONCLUSIONS: MAKERS OF THE GRAND MIX ....................................... 149

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The Future is Cities, Planning is the Key................................................................................150 “My City” is the Ship: The Proposal and Benefits..................................................................161 Makers of the Grand Mix: Be a Maker. Citizen Roles of Leadership, part II.........................163 Chapter 11: You Are Here........................................................................................................167 Appendices, “My City” in Your City, Author’s Note, Acknowledgements.............................185 Bibliography and Endnotes.....................................................................................................192

This is a visual study of what a revitalized Arroyo Seco would look like.

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