The Forum - Dream Implementation Plan
The 'Impossible Dreams' below are exciting opportunities to deliver on the challenge of the Forum: "What would it take to make Wellington: the city and region, the best in the world?"
To implement these dreams will require collaborative action involving councils, iwi, government agencies, business, and community organisations. The Rotary Club of Wellington would not want to duplicate or undermine existing projects or processes, but could provide a facilitating role to bring parties together to help implement the 'Impossible Dreams'.
Would you like to be part of the Rotary leadership in implementing these ‘impossible dreams’? We look forward to hearing from you if you are prepared to 'put your hand up' for 'Dream Implementation'.
To talk about this contact us here, or talk to any member of the RCW Forums Committee – Roger Blakeley, Helen Algar, Tony Hassed, Mark Woodard, Mark Wheeler, Fraser Carson and John Cook – or phone Roger on 021 229 6928.
You can download a powerpoint presentation of the below information here.
Theme 1: Collaboration with Public Service on Challenges for Wellington
Lead: Helen Algar
Vulnerable people don’t have to turn somersaults to get support
Wgtn: test-bed for innovative collective impact public service initiatives
Theme 2: Creative Wellington
Lead: Tony Hassed
Embrace technology and innovation as enablers for social, cultural and economic reform
Wellington is magnet for the planet’s creative talent
Theme 3: Biculturalism and Diversity
Leads: Karen Coutts and Roger Blakeley (TBC)
Wellington is Te Reo Capital of New Zealand
More visible recognition of iwi/Maori as first settlers of Wellington
Wellington has world’s best ethically aware, socially conscious consumers of fashion
Theme 4: Social Wellbeing
Lead: Rotary Club of Wellington Community Services Committee (TBC)
We can all positively answer: “Who did you help today?”
Wellington will be the ‘opposite of loneliness
Theme 5: Environment , Planning and Urban Design
Lead: Roger Blakeley
Embrace weather: more indoor/outdoor spaces
Greener, ‘hairy’ city
Safe place for children
Most accessible little capital in the world
Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Theme 6: Youth
Student-friendly Wellington, with affordable public transport and housing
A city of opportunity for the young (in a world dominated by the self-interest of the old)
Theme 7: Philanthropic Funding
A bigger pot of philanthropic funding to super-charge implementing these ‘Impossible Dreams’