2040 Comprehensive Plan

Growing Better Places: A More Equitable and Inclusive CharlotteGROWING BETTER PLACES

A game to build a more equitable and inclusive Charlotte
​The Growing Better Places: A More Equitable and Inclusive Charlotte game is a component of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan process. Its a fun, interactive way to get input from a diverse cross-section of the community about the future of Charlotte. Growing Better Places is designed to be played by everyone. All community groups, book clubs, neighborhood organizations, homeowners associations, business associations, even families and groups of friends are encouraged to play the game. 
 

PLAY THE GROWTH GAME ONLINE!​

​​Game overview

The Growing Better Places game is about better understanding the needs and impacts of growth and change citywide. The game is organized in two rounds. You can play just one round or both, depending on how much time you have. 

​Ready to get started? 

Please sign up to check out a game board. City staff will quickly contact you to schedule pick-up and drop off times.

Game purpose and objectives

  • ​Fill existing gaps in infrastructure and amenities that could complete several of Charlotte's neighborhoods

  • Ensure that new development results in benefits for existing and new residents and that neighborhoods align with the community vision and goals expressed throughout Phase 1 of the Comprehensive Plan process

  • Allocate the projected number of housing units and jobs for Charlotte in 2040

  • Ensure that the path to creating complete neighborhoods for all Charlotteans is equitable, economically viable and fiscally responsible

  • The results of each game will be recorded by the players and used to create growth scenario models that will be discussed with the public this fall.

  • ​​Encourage community member discussion about growth and trade-offs

  • Have fun! There are no right or wrong answers or ways to play the game, so have fun and enjoy a lively discussion with your group.​

Download the instruction booklet.

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 Public Game Playing Events

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The City is partnering with Potions & Pixels to provide opportunities to play the game. They will have copies of the game available at all of their events in July and August. Each event is free and open to all ages! ​Go to the Potions & Pixels website for more information about these events.​

Other dates to play the game are also noted below.

July 3, 2019
Potions & Pixels
6 pm to 9 pm
7th Street Public Market 
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
 
July 13, 2019
Historic West End Savory Satrudays​
9 am to 12 pm
Blue Blaze Brewing
528 South Turner Ave, Charlotte, N 28208

July 9, 2019
Potions & Pixels
7 pm to 10 pm
Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte
2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 101 B, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273
 
July 17, 2019
Potions & Pixels
6 pm to 9 pm
7th Street Public Market
224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
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July 23, 2019
Potions & Pixels​
7 pm to 10 pm
Carolina Beer Temple Charlotte
2127 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 101 B, Charlotte, North Carolina 28273


 

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