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Presentation Matters in Urban Planning

Matt Ball on December 3, 2012 - in Planning

It’s a blunt fact of life that as planning documents have grown more culturally ambitious, the extent to which they connect with real people has declined.

And while the reasons are complex, a seemingly unrelated exhibition in San Francisco offers a clue as to what is missing: visions that are strong, coupled with images that make us see vividly what is at stake.

You’ll grasp this after surveying “Grand Reductions: 10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning,” on display through February at the Urban Center Gallery of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association, or SPUR. The underlying point is that presentation matters. Advocates of a cause need to catch the eye of the public at large.

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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