Pub­lic will help to tackle so­cial chal­lenges in city

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Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil and the or­gan­i­sa­tion Code The City are set to hold what’s been dubbed a two-day‘idea ex­change’in a bid to tackle the re­gion’s per­ceived chal­lenges.

It is part of the to the up­com­ing launch of the Fa­mous Grouse Ideas Cen­tre, which will be housed in the new Cre­ative Ex­change in the for­mer St John’s Pri­mary School build­ing.

The aim of the event is to look at op­por­tu­ni­ties in in­no­va­tion and tech­nol­ogy to help tackle the eco­nomic chal­lenges in Perth and Kin­ross, with busi­nesses, de­vel­op­ers, “in­no­va­tors”, aca­demics and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the coun­cil all at­tend­ing.

Some of the ideas in­clude trans­port, such as pub­lic trans­port, park­ing and elec­tric charg­ing sta­tions, tourism, broad­band cov­er­age and pop­u­la­tion de­mo­graph­ics.

The event will also look at em­ploy­ment and busi­ness, in­clud­ing ar­eas such as un­em­ploy­ment, wages, types of busi­nesses in the city, and em­ployee and busi­ness sup­port.

The Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28, ses­sion at AK Bell Li­brary will fo­cus on dis­cussing the chal­lenges the re­gion faces, and a ses­sion on gen­er­at­ing ideas.

The fol­low­ing day, the“ex­change”will then fo­cus on cre­at­ing a pro­to­type and so­lu­tion to these chal­lenges.

Or­gan­is­ers are look­ing for peo­ple with a range of ex­pe­ri­ences.

Peo­ple wish­ing to at­tend do not nec­es­sar­ily need spe­cial or tech­ni­cal skills to take part.

Those in­ter­ested can reg­is­ter for the Perth Idea Ex­change via EventBrite, or con­tact ddy­oung@pkc.gov.uk or ian@ code­thecity.org.

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