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Brian Wheeler
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Hyperlocal Journalist & Community Organizer
Hyperlocal Journalist & Community Organizer

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I added a cool Google Earth overlay to this +Charlottesville Tomorrow story.  Whenever I see someone looking at the Strategic Investment Area map when it's projected, they ask where exactly that is in Charlottesville.  Google Earth to the rescue!  Even works great on my tablet using the Google Earth app.

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Interviewed for this story about Google's interest in local news.

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I just launched +Charlottesville Tomorrow 's first Kickstarter campaign. We need to raise at least $7,000 (hopefully $12,000) to build updated 3D models of the Western Bypass design in Google Earth. Can you help? Please spread the word and watch this brief 2 min film about why it's important and how it will help Charlottesville-Albemarle make an informed choice when public input is taken in September.

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Well 240,014 people got here before me, but now I have Google Play too... and I didn't even know it was coming. But will it lure me away from iBooks, iTunes, and NetFlix??

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The past several months I have been working with the UVA Center for Survey Research. +Charlottesville Tomorrow was able to place 10 questions in their inaugural omnibus community survey. We published the results on the Western Bypass questions with a front page story in today's Daily Progress. A second companion story on some other questions appears in tomorrow's paper.

This in-depth research is something I hope we can do more of in the future. I think it's another good example of what can be accomplished through creative partnerships to produce civic media for our community.

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Charlottesville Tomorrow's Summer 2011 intern +Frank Muraca (MHS 2011) has got the wiki bug in Fairfax, VA. +cvillepedia is contagious! We hope it takes off like wildfire and he is able to cultivate a great group of contributors. This can become a great public resource for the Fairfax area.

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About 90 residents got their first look at 3 design concepts for McIntire Park tonight.
Most of them voted for "none of the above!" See photos...

This story for +Charlottesville Tomorrow put me to the test meeting the newspaper's deadline, then coming back to the office to scan all the park plan concepts and post the photos from the evening.

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Covered the city's master planning process for McIntire Park tonight for +Charlottesville Tomorrow. About 100 people showed up for the "design charette." We had11 tables of people trying to find consensus on how a public park might be programmed with a list of 15 possible uses in front of them.

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