Corona crisis update: We have lift-off!
The first digital councilmeetings are a fact. They have been an absolute blast. The chatbox could not be found, microphones stayed on. The differences between digital abilities became seemingly evident.
Do you vote with raising your hand? Nope, everybody must at turn be in view and say that they are for or against the preposition. And this with 25 people in the council. Decisions that usually took seconds are now prolonged for minutes on end. Especially when somebody can't find their microphone button. And this while you make several decisions in one council meeting. The council still needs to have a lot of practise but from July on the meetings are live again. A relieve to a lot of councelors, i think.
Practise makes perfect because a lot of large subjects are on the planning. Corona took a break but we need to catch-up. The Vision on the Eng, Regional Energy Strategy and the Campus route are on schedule. Just like the financial health of the municipality. We were on a break but now we have to step on the gas.
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The population dynamics in Wageningen are changing. We see an increase in (international) young people, but also our elderly population is rising. Connect Wageningen sees these changes as opportunities for new initiatives that benefit everyone in Wageningen, also the local Wageningers.
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Making Wageningen climate neutral by 2030 is something we do together. This can be done by implementing smarter infrastructure and especially by opening up the floor to more citizens to think how they can contribute on the neighbourhood level. Moreover, the knowledge generated at the university can be used much more intelligently.
Wageningen is a diverse city in many ways which we should cherish. However, we see many opportunities to create more life in Wageningen so that citizens stay in Wageningen during the weekends as well. We want to invest more in culture and social initiatives.
The WUR campus is developing fast which consequently loses the connection with the city. We want to strenghten the relationships between the university and the local Wageningen citizen by making sure that there are enough opportunities where they can interact. Besides that, we want to make Wageningen more accessible through its public transportation.
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