A few hundred people visited Reykjavík City Hall yesterday afternoon to participate in a brainstorming convention organized by city authorities where citizens were encouraged to put forth their ideas for a better city.
Reykjavík City Hall. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
Representatives of all parties and other city employees guided five idea workshops where visitors could discuss their ideas with them, write or draw their ideas on post-its and fasten them to boards marked with different categories, Morgunbladid reports.
Approximately 1,000 ideas were submitted during the brainstorming event and Mayor of Reykjavík Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir said she was satisfied with the results.
“The future is obviously something that Reykjavík residents think about and both children and adults participated. It was especially pleasing to see how versatile the ideas were; they span everything from the city’s smallest to largest projects,” Kristjánsdóttir commented.
Reykjavík City Council will now work on these ideas and incorporate them into the city’s strategy, the draft of which was presented during yesterday’s event.
Kristjánsdóttir said that the brainstorming initiative will also be taken to the city districts and people are also welcome to email their ideas to the City Hall via [email protected].