An ambitious and bold strategy which stipulates the future targets for the city of Bristol over a thirty-year period has been announced. This one city plan was the brainchild of the administration of Martin Rees, and its goal is to unite various organizations across the metropolis for the purpose of developing a guide for the development of the city until the year 2050.
Representatives from the academic, charitable, public and business sectors of the city all gave their contributions to the initial draft of the proposal that seeks to turn Bristol into a sustainable, healthy, and fair urban centre with minimized social inequality. Moreover, various goals are specified for each decade, and the partners also gave their views on the relevant infrastructural changes that were necessary for the long-term prosperity of the city.
Six major themes were highlighted for the development, and they include connectivity, skills and learning, environment, community and homes, wellbeing and health. Fighting period poverty, eradicating knife violence, and providing a solution to the problem of expensive childcare are the first challenges that need to be tackled in the year 2019. Accordingly, each year will have three key issues to be addressed.
The issue of connectivity encompasses promoting digital connectivity and the transportation of people and goods across the city. This will be achieved through the introduction of high-speed rail links, driverless freight systems, drone technology, and ultrafast broadband. Secondly, economic development is to be catalyzed by encouraging innovation, creativity, and diversity.
Furthermore, mental and physical health will be improved through early preventative measures. Learning and skills development will be promoted by ensuring that the youth stay in learning institutions, which should play a role in the transitioning of the students into able workers. Measures will also be taken to encourage young individuals to vote.