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Mobile technology is powerful; literally everyone seems to own a cell phone these days. When used in public settings, it has the potential to involve citizens in various stages of planning processes. A few projects have used mobile tools to help enfold citizens into community planning at the pedestrian level.
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Last year, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources launched a presence on Foursquare for the Maryland State Parks.

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