City Challenges are challenges with which the...
1. ‘Usual Approach’ is Struggling
- Our usual ‘execution’ approaches and processes are struggling.
- Clear financial costs or political/organisational pain or embarrassment.
- Would benefit from better problem-definition.
- Would benefit from a ‘fresh look’ at the issue.
- A large issue that should be considered holistically.
2. Timing is Right
- ‘Goldilocks’ timing (neither too hot (eg a political hot potato), nor too cold (too remote – eg, self-driving cars).
- Implementation of corporate/development plans dependant on this being explored sooner rather than later.
3. About Learning / ‘Bringing People With Us’
- Will need to better manage change.
- It’s about politics, public perceptions, emotions.
- Convey that we’re taking something seriously.
- Would benefit from the public having a clearer understanding of our rationale for exploring/implementing.
4. Corporate Backing + Cross-Departmental Working
- Would benefit from a neutral owner and cross-departmental input.
- Would benefit from having a corporate backing in order to pull resources around the issue.
- Aligns with our corporate and development plan visions and targets.
- It’s something that we have (or would like to have) power over.
They could be a...
1. Issue / Problem
Improve something that we already do (or try to do) today.
Examples: onstreet dumping, address global warming, homelessness, etc.
Look to explore something that’s a new area for us.
Examples: loneliness, self-driving cars, Dublin as a national park, new areas of income, new uses for our assets, etc.
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