I'm asking a variety of people what they think Palm Springs will be like in ten, twenty-five and fifty years from now, (hence the tentative title "Palm Springs: 2066"). Questions include things like:
"Who will live in Palm Springs?"
"How will they live here?"
"Will it be a resort town?"
"What will it physically look like, (in terms of buildings, landscape etc)?"
but questions needn't be limited to those.
Clearly there is no one correct answer and predicting the future is really impossible as there will be things that happen that no one can anticipate and so I intend the article to present a variety of different visions of the city in future.
I'm looking for a wide range of views and invite anyone who reads this blog to participate. You can participate by:
- commenting below,
- posting on my personal FaceBook page,
- posting In any of three FaceBook groups:
- posting in the forums on the Yes, Include me! website.
but in order for your opinion to be quoted in the article please either send me a friend request on FaceBook or an email as I shall need to communicate directly with those people I may want to quote to request their permission to do so.
Although the questions posed are about the future, of course the subject is as much about what Palm Springs is like now and what might be the issues or challenges that lie ahead for it. The idea is explore together by thinking ahead, how the City might develop and change.
I aim to keep this free-form discussion open until the end of the year. I hope you find this invitation appealing and enjoyable to participate in (I'll do my best to ensure that it is by weeding out discourteous postings), and I look forward to learning your thoughts. My thanks in anticipation.