As a very rough beginning, just to get started, write down a few specifics, to grasp the meaning of what you are thinking about. |
The more realistic this verbal sketch is, the better. If you are not currently engaged in a real project, then we suggest you might describe a project that you wish you could do, or that might be worth doing if it were only possible.
WHERE IS IT?
or Province, County or District as most helpful
WHAT IS THE PLACE LIKE?
If you have an actual place in mind for this neighborhood, then describe that place. Is it a real piece of land near you? What shape is it? What is near it or next to it? Does it already have an active partial community life? Is it a brown field site (derelict or run-down, needing renewal)? Or is it a green field site with nature, trees, and fields? Or is it an existing community that needs some infill and completion?
HOW BIG IS IT?
Give the approximate area of the land.
Length: It is yards long
Width: It is yards wide.
Area: The total area is roughly acres
If you prefer metric, use these boxes.
Length: It is meters long
Width: It is meters wide.
Area: The total area is roughly hectares
WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE IN THE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD?
Give a thumbnail sketch of the character of the place you hope to create. Imagine, in your mind's eye, a kind of neighborhood, or small community, where it would be fun to work, live, enjoy yourself. Choose it so that it really appeals to you and as far as possible, all the people you are speaking for. Don't worry about money; for now, just assume that the money will be forthcoming.
HOW MANY PEOPLE?
HOW MANY BUILDINGS?
How many people (roughly) may be working and living there? If you don't know, make it up. This is to give you a realistic intuitive feel for the place, and what it might be like as a community.
less than 10
less than 30
more than 1000
Guess roughly how many buildings might be there when it is finished? Just make this up, intuitively. Don't try to calculate.
less than 5
more than 50
more than 200
more than 1000
HOW MUCH PUBLIC OPEN LAND?
How much public open land, public gardens, and public streets will there be when it is finished? Write it as a percentage of the area of the whole neighborhood:
50% or more
more than 75%
REAL OR IMAGINARY?
Is your project a real project, an entirely fictitious project, or half and half?
A real project
Entirely made up
Half and half
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