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Using Visualization Technologies to Create and Assess Development Scenarios

Minnetrista contained a 488-acre parcel on Lake Minnetonka with 8,000 feet of shoreline, significant forest and habitat area, and unique topographical features. Development of the site was made more challenging by access issues, environmental protection efforts, and density requirements established by the Metropolitan Council. A graduate student in urban and regional planning provided an analysis of various development alternatives for the site using CommunityViz. City staff used the results of the project as a case study to help elected officials understand the implications of emphasizing certain public values over others during the development process.

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2009-06-15
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City of Minnetrista
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