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Planning Class Participates in RVA 'Reality Check'

A spirited discussion about the Richmond region’s future took place at the Siegel Center May 15 when approximately 300 people turned out for RVA Reality Check, an exercise that maps out future growth across the area.

The premise was based on a projection that 435,000 people and 203,000 new jobs would be added to the Richmond region by 2035. RVA Reality Check explored options as to where they would live and work and considered the impact of that growth on the area.

RVA Reality Check was organized by the Urban Land Institute Richmond, a nonpartisan organization that provides objective information on land use. The event was sponsored by VCU and the Timmons Group, a Richmond-based design firm.

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