KARNES would strongly recommend to our fellow Charlotte Regional Real estate professionals to please consider applying to participate in RealityCheck2050 for the CONNECT Our Future region! The RealityCheck2050 event, which we have had the pleasure of serving on the Technical Committee, will bring together 400 community stakeholders from the CONNECT Our Future region to help to prepare potential options for regional growth, with a focus on accommodating projected housing and jobs through 2050. This collaborative event is jointly sponsored by Centralina Council of Governments, Catawba Regional Council of Governments, and Urban Land Institute.
RealityCheck2050 applications are due on May 3rd, APPLY TODAY!
Which Counties Are Involved?:
· Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties in North Carolina
· Chester, Lancaster, Union and York counties in South Carolina.
How Does RealityCheck2050 Work?
In the morning session over 400 diverse participants meet and work together in tables of ten people to develop a set of principles for where and how they think the region could grow. Through discussion and negotiation, they will place a variety of colored LEGO® blocks representing the projected housing and employment growth on a grid-covered map of the 14-county region. The 40 tables of individuals participating in the workshop get to grapple with challenges the region faces as it considers how growth will occur in the future. Following lunch and keynote speakers there will be a presentation on results from the morning exercise, discussion on the implications of growth patterns, and design issues & priorities. The afternoon session will also use real time polling techniques to receive immediate feedback from participants.
How Can I Learn More About RealityCheck2050?