Through his Inspire Burlington series, Mayor Rick Goldring has been progressively opening dialaogue with citizens of Burlington on topics ranging from aging, eco-systems to engaing millennial voices. Serendip was delighted to curate and execute an exciting campaign which brought forward the voices of millenials.
Inspired by the creativity, innovation, energy and entrepreneurship of young adults who are starting businesses, launching their careers and inspiring younger generations we began the campaign online asking Burlingtonians who live here, work here, study here, and contribute to the community what was and is effecting them.
Since I became Mayor, I’ve hosted an engagement and speaker series called “Inspire Burlington” to explore ideas, solutions and investigate ways to shift perspectives on issues effecting our community. Mayor Goldring, June 2015
Millennials tweeted and posted on how to encourage jobs, identifying how to encourage post-secondary educational institutions opening campuses in the city to cost of living and housing affordability.
During the evening of the workshop Serendip facilitated the workshop activities by getting urban planning maps of the city, divide by each Ward. Spending the evening the groups brainstormed and discussed challenges and worked to identify potential solutions that addressed each challenge.
“When it comes to cities, it’s your ideas that will drive change, your talent that will make it happen. Your creativity will generate economic growth and enable the development of cities.” ~ Dennis Walsh & Glen Hiemstra, Millennial City – How a New Generation Can Save the Future.