Public will help to tackle social challenges in city
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ian@ codethecity.org.