It was six months ago that 150 Charleston-area leaders spent a couple hours moving colored blocks to show where they wanted new houses and jobs for the 256,000 new people expected to move here over the next 30 years.

It was called Reality Check, an exercise organized by the South Carolina Urban Land Institute. It was hailed as a breakthrough in regional planning. Now organizers are working to keep the momentum going.

"We've cast the pebble in the pond," architect Thomas Hund, incoming chairman for the Land Institute's coastal region, said Wednesday. "We've got some ripples."

Hund and attorney Andrew Gowder, the institute's regional vice chairman, gave a progress report at a Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce breakfast at the North Charleston Convention Center.

The Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments is making three-dimensional maps of the various scenarios outlined during Reality Check for further study. COG will also hold town meetings for more citizen input. Read tomorrow's Post and Courier for more information.