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.
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