Video:Online engagement platform for local planning efforts.

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About: Community PlanIt is an online engagement platform for local planning efforts. Bringing together the interactivity of social networks and the incentives of online games, Community PlanIt transforms participatory planning into a fun, engaging activity for all ages.

Bio: Eric Gordon, PhD, Director of Engagement Game Lab, studies civic media, location-based media, and urban design. He is an associate professor in the department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College where he focuses on the design and research of digital games and social software that foster local civic engagement. He is the co-author of a new book about location-based media called Net Locality: Why Location Matters in a Networked World (Blackwell Publishing, 2011) and the author of The Urban Spectator: American Concept Cities From Kodak to Google(Dartmouth, 2010). Download latest CV here. Visit him at placeofsocialmedia.com.

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The Urban Vision is a Think-do-tank & a social venture which was instituted to inspire next generation cities. The organization focuses on solutions driven research; advocates & consults on best practices in policy and design; facilitates public dialogue on policy choices.