Since about four years i am trying to setup a virtual world for the city of Apeldoorn which can be used ie. for communicating urban plans with citizens in an attractive, understandable way through the internet. In 2007 our case has been (together with the cities of Helmond and Tilburg and the software manufacturer) nominated for the European eGovernment Award, which we unfortunately did not win. Currently we are trying to expand the initiative to a national level and with succes. We have started a project `Greenhouse Virtual worlds` funded by the national `Space for Geo Information` program, which has the goal to setup a national platform were as much as possible knowledge about the platform and itÂ´s application can be shared.