Imagine Greater Tucson workshops brainstorm improvements

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Local celebrities took part in the Imagine Greater Tucson scenario building workshop Wednesday.

Giffords intern Daniel Hernandez, Tucson Symphony Orchestra Music Director George Hanson, and U of A Athletics Director Greg Byrne were on hand.  

Imagine Greater Tucson is a region visioning process.  At its workshops, participants share ideas on how to build the future of the Tucson Region.

"They're using the old buildings and putting new business in there and they're bringing they're doing a mix of old and new, kind of fun resturants and finally interesting downtown after 5 P.M.," said Tucson resident Sarah Herr.

Workshop participants are suggesting locations for future homes jobs and transportation investments, sharing ideas for urban development and revitilation, and recommending spaces to be preserved and built into parks.