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Wasylycia-Leis Pitches OurWinnipeg Studio

September 16, 2014 2:11 PM | News

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

Judy Wasylycia-Leis (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Judy Wasylycia-Leis wants to create a single space for innovation and creativity to come together to form new ideas to better the city.

The Winnipeg mayoral candidate proposed on Tuesday the OurWinnipeg Studio, similar to Vancouver’s CityStudio.

The idea would be a permanent setting where city planning staff, educators, students, practitioners and Winnipeg urbanists can come together to actively engage in putting innovative ideas into action.

Wasylycia-Leis said the low-cost initiative would have a coordinator to work closely with universities, colleges and other organizations to provide opportunities for student internships, discussion groups, consultation and citizen engagement.

“Many people provided input into the OurWinnipeg plan,” said Wasylycia-Leis. “It was unanimously passed by city council and there is general agreement it is a good plan but there has been no will to move it forward. I will change that.”