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Reykjavík Residents Vote on Neighborhood Improvement Plans

By Iceland Review

Residents of Reykjavík’s suburbs can for the second time vote on ideas on how to improve their neighborhoods in the Betra hverfi (‘Better Districts’) initiative.

betrihverfiA map of Reykjavík’s suburbs from the website of Reykjavík City.

A series of community meetings were held in each district to brainstorm ideas on how to improve each respective area with representatives of Reykjavík City, including Mayor Jón Gnarr, in attendance.

Over 600 ideas were submitted and reviewed by resident committees, district councils and consultants have selected 229 to be voted on, ranging in cost from ISK 300,000 to ISK 30,000,000 (USD 2,480-248,000, EUR 1,910-190,910).

The projects with the most votes will be implemented this year, as stated on the website of Reykjavík City.

Voting takes place online until April 11 at kjosa.betrireykjavik.is, where information on the project ideas can also be found. Anyone who is 16 years and older and who lives in Reykjavík can vote.

ZR

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