St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) -”GOOD Ideas for Cities,” is a conference held by “GOOD, the website and paper you see at Starbucks.
It puts teams of people together to focus on a particular city’s biggest issues, and the latest event was in Midtown Thursday night where teams presented their plans.
Stacey Wehe said her group proposes a summit of business and organization leaders, who’d formulate a regional vision and sign their names to it.
“The first cities they went to were Los Angeles, Portland and a lot of west coast cities. St. Louis is actually the first Midwestern city that they have come to,” said Wehe.
Just two of the ideas advanced; the airport director leading a team increasing light rail ridership and a food bank CEO on urban farming and team members being young St. Louisans.
Other topics: city school graduation rates, paying for parks, regional cooperation.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was there taking notes.
“You know working together to, we as a region, can be much better instead of competing with each other, collectively coming together,” said Slay.
After six months, the teams will get back together and talk about implementation.
KMOX © Copyright 2011 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.