From the website:
On Saturday, July 20, 2002, 5,000 people from New York and the tri-state area came together to shape the future of Lower Manhattan.
This historic gathering – called “Listening to the City” – gave participants an opportunity to help shape the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan and the creation of a permanent memorial to the victims of 9/11. Up to six options for the World Trade Center site and surrounding areas will be presented by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Using the latest in modern technology, participants had the opportunity to voice their opinions on critical issues and vote on options brought before the entire group. The meeting was held at the Jacob Javits Center.
The Listening to the City online dialogues involved 800 participants in 26 small groups from July 30 to August 12. Polling results are available online, showing participants’ responses to 32 questions from this two-week in-depth discussion.