Huntsville planners tap into city's geeky side with Reddit Q&A input [RocketCityNow.com]

Planning for the future means talking to the people and in this Rocket City tech town, those in charge are doing that in a way they haven't before. The Huntsville subreddit has almost 14,000 people using it. City planners are tapping into Huntsville's geeky side to reach more people across platforms.

At local tech and business nonprofit Urban Engine, thinking about the future is the name of the game and using Reddit makes sense. The city just launched their BIG Picture master plan digitally. Now they need to know what questions and concerns you have about your city for the future. 

"I think that's Huntsville's personality," said Toni Eberhart, the Executive Director of Urban Engine. "We've got a lot of people [in the area] who are into technology and they're online."

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