The public is invited to a workshop exploring the kind of community Lincoln will be in 30 years. "Living and Working in 2040: Forecasts and Speculations for Lincoln and the Globe" is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 13th in the City Council Chambers, County City Building, 555 South 10th St. Free parking will be available. The workshop will be carried live on 5 CITY-TV and is available on Time Warner Cable channel 5 and online at lincoln.ne.gov (click on the 5 CITY-TV logo).
Nationally recognized futurist Dr. Arthur C. Nelson and a panel of local experts will discuss global, national and local trends in growth, climate, population, transportation and technology. The workshop is part of LPlan 2040, Lincoln and Lancaster County's update to the Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan.
Nelson is the Director of the Metropolitan Research Center, University of Utah. Local panelists are:
The public is encouraged to attend the discussion or to participate by phone or through e-mail during the event. The public can call 441-6688 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions during the broadcast. Residents also can view a recording of the program at another time and e-mail questions. The video will be available through video-on-demand at lincoln.ne.gov and will be re-aired on 5 CITY-TV.
The workshop also marks the kick-off for residents to submit their "Bright Ideas" through the Virtual Town Hall at lplan2040.org. Bright Ideas is a visionary brainstorming exercise. Members of the community are invited to share their ideas of Lincoln and Lancaster County 30 years into the future. Through the Virtual Town Hall, participants will not only be able to share their ideas, they also will be able to comment on the other ideas submitted and vote on their favorites. Residents are invited to visit lplan2040.org and sign up for an e-mail notification.
For more information, visit lplan2040.lincoln.ne.gov or contact the Planning Department at 441-7491.