"How do we use our brains, sources and connections to strengthen the Halifax Urban Core?" Richard Butts CAO, Halifax Regional Municipality
It was super to be part of a brave new in Nova Scotia to transform the regional urban core through buidling meaningful and productive collaboration among all the different stakeholders.
How can your organization, and you personally, help achieve the Strategic Urban Partnership’s potential to create a thriving and prosperous urban core?
HRM’s urban core presents a diverse and enviable convergence of public and private stakeholders each with an interest in seeing the area reach its fullest potential. There is tremendous potential for these concurrent interests to buttress one another thereby yielding improved outcomes that reinforce one another. However there currently does not exist an adequate forum for these multiple stakeholders to share, discuss and plan their initiatives to capitalize on their synergies. The provision of such a forum is the core purpose of the Strategic Urban Partnership.
We all have our own objectives and responsibilities, but even with no new dollars we have an opportunity here to do something different. By aligning our strategic intent we will be more successful as a city. By coordinating our resources and understanding our shared objectives we will be stronger as a city. Coordinated planning and decision making will ensure strategic urban investments are made that capitalize on the synergistic potential of the priorities of the partnership’s members. The results of such coordination are increased public and private investment in our urban core, and a more sustainable future for our respective organizations, our communities, and our families.