Below I have posted the 30-second message I will be presenting to the Plan Winnipeg sustainability forum on Saturday. I will hopefully post more on Friday to expand the points that I feel are important.
As far as my 30-second presentation is concerned, I thought it better to go with a general, simplistic message rather than a grand scheme. I focused on one message/idea that I have developed here on my website, which is "downtown as a destination."
* * * *
700 000 people live in Winnipeg, but only 13 000 live in the heart of the city: our downtown.
A sustainable city has a vibrant, dense core where people live, work, and congregate for daily activities.
I believe for Winnipeg to be sustainable, to truly call ourselves progressive and move forward, downtown must become a destination. A place where many call home.
Downtown needs to become the true heart of the city.