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Adelaide invites citizens to reimagine the city after the pandemic

The council has launched an online idea-sharing platform and is inviting everyone to contribute to helping the city recover quickly from the social and economic impacts of Covid-19.

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Adelaide has launched the Recovery + Reimagine programme
Adelaide has launched the Recovery + Reimagine programme

The City of Adelaide has launched a new online idea-sharing platform to capture community ideas about how the city could look as it recovers from the impact of Covid-19.

 

To mark the recovery period, a giant heart has been mowed into the lawn in Victoria Square to welcome the community back into the city as part of its Recover + Reimagine programme.

 

“So we loved the idea of sending a big green hug to our community as we start to welcome more people back into the city,” said Sandy Verschoor, lord mayor of the Australian city.

 

Using imagination

 

The council said the interruption brought to lives by the coronavirus presents an opportunity to use everyone’s imagination about how the city could be in the future and help it recover quickly from the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.

 

Ideas will be collected up until Wednesday 8 July and each one will be investigated by the council using the criteria of impact, cost and time.

“Now is the time for us to come together, to get creative and reimagine Adelaide, to reignite what’s unique about our city’s precincts, main streets and park lands”

“The people of our city have faced many challenges over the last couple of months, with so much of what makes our city so unique and wonderful, put on hold,” said Verschoor. “Now is the time for us to come together, to get creative and reimagine Adelaide, to reignite what’s unique about our city’s precincts, main streets and park lands.”

 

She continued: “What steps can council take to return Adelaide back to a thriving city? How should council help people feel safe, as we welcome them back into the city? What can council do more of to support city businesses, so that they can make the most of easing restrictions? We want to hear your ideas.

 

“Council’s new Recover + Reimagine online portal gives everyone a chance to share their ideas, big or small. This is about engaging with all types of people who use the city and encouraging them to share their ideas on what they want to see happening as we recover from the impacts of Covid-19.”

 

The new Recover + Reimagine portal is open for community members to share their ideas at www.cityofadelaide.com.au/reimagine

 

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