The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's website is still essentially a monochromatic, one-dimensional domain.
For a comparison, check out the video-graphic laden/newsy/ interactive inviting 21st century effort hosted and posted by SEWRPC's Chicago area counterpart, here.
Shall we admit those folks just to our south in the land of tolls and Cubbies are smarter than we are?
That they get planning and public participation in ways that we poor backward Wisconsinites can't grasp? Or afford?
Despite having hired former executive director Phil Evenson as a consultant six months ago, in part to work on site upgrades, little seems to be happening - - except that there are a few more links and items, all in that SEWRPC planner-speak that would drive an everyday reader to sleep, drink, or to another site altogether.
Take, for example, this notice on the site's home page - - literally crying out for graphics, photos, video and real description, but here's what you get:
Regional Natural Area Plan Update
The Regional Natural Area Plan Update documents a proposed amendment to the natural areas and critical species habitat protection and management plan for the Southeastern Wisconsin Region. That plan identified and recommended protection and management plans for the most important remaining
Critical species habitat areas
I can't decide if SEWRPC continues to host the Internet equivalent of an eight-track audio deck to underplay what it's doing, or to make it hard to figure out what, in fact, what they are not doing, but either way, it's working.