Better Fredericton is a conversation about making our city better. It’s simple: if Frederictonians can talk about the issues that affect our city and share their insights, we can come up with ideas that can help lead to solutions. There’s no agenda or position but one: Better Discussion leads to Better Ideas, which leads to a Better City.
Every Frederictonian, in our own way, is an expert in how to make a city work for us and the people we care about. Better Fredericton wants to tap every resident’s expertise and bring good ideas to the table. By giving some background on issues that face our city, how we’re handling them so far, and highlighting solutions already on the go in other communities, this blog hopes to raise awareness – and expectations – of what we can accomplish together as a city.
Articles on Better Fredericton draw on the insights of life-long Frederictonians and newcomers, from a variety of backgrounds: small business owner; police officer; family doctor; architect; member of the Planning Advisory Committee; policy analyst; city planner; university professor; nurse; economist; filmmaker; elementary school teacher; epidemiologist; and the experience of living and working in 19 cities across Canada and around the world.
Better Fredericton first launched in the Spring of 2012 around the municipal election. But good ideas and good discussion don’t stop there – it’s only the beginning. Submissions, including opportunities to repost or link to content published elsewhere, are welcome!
Let’s talk – follow the twitter feed @betterfreddy, jot your thoughts on this blog – and most importantly, spread the word! What issues matter most to you? What is Fredericton doing right? What could the City do better? What would you do differently? Is there anything you’ve seen other cities do, that we should do too? How can Fredericton be a Better Fredericton?