Urban planner Dan Douglas has a vision to stimulate Raleigh’s development that is based on designs from major European cities. Douglas’ plan would see various groups in Raleigh donate 120 acres of vacant or underutilized land to Capital City Partners. The group would then take the land and hold an international plan to produce the best possible masterplan for downtown development. This could include new public squares, transit stations, high-tech businesses, high-density, affordable housing, and arts and cultural hubs. The number of jobs downtown could double and the number of people living downtown could increase by 10 times the current amount.