The Next Step in the “Big Idea” Journey

Our Big Idea Forum was a great success.  We thought you might want to look at the power point presenations from RPA and from ACE.    Stay tuned for more information about our Big Idea initiative

Here is ACE’s power point:  Ideas– Big and Small

And here is RPA’s presentation on Changes and Challenges in the County’s Demographics Westchester Big Idea Presentation 6-16

We are challenging you to come up with Big Ideas that will be game-changers for Westchester.

Given ACE’s mission to help meet critical housing needs, we especially encourage Big ideas to ensure that the people who every day work here and contribute to our economy and society can afford to make this community their home, too.

Are we in Westchester ready for daunting changes on the horizon?

Our cities, towns and villages are rich with some of the most accomplished people in this country, yet few focus on the Big Ideas required to meet our current and future challenges. That is why ACE challenges you to join our Big Idea Initiative.

There are three parts to the Big Idea Initiative:

  1. The Forum on June 16 to get BIG Ideas on the table  Done and very successful!!!!!
  2. The Summer Camp calls for experimentation with Big Ideas identified as practical and scalable.
  3. The Big Ideas Symposium in the Fall

Here is what to look for in each of these phases:

  1. The Forum in June will be to get key information in front of all stakeholders, as well as discovering the needs of stakeholders. The Regional Plan Association (RPA) will give a presentation on their great work on demographic and other challenges in Westchester. The mix of facts and diverse stakeholder dreams will come together around Big Ideas
  2. At Summer Camp, Partnerships matching community leaders, nonprofit organizations and professional expertise in architecture, land use and design will bring focus to the process of meeting the identified challenges facing our communities,

In the Fall, each of the BIG Idea Initiatives are put forward as exhibits and judged for practicality and viability. We anticipate the emergence of great world-class ideas that can be acted on locally.

Let’s dream about Westchester’s future and work to make Big Ideas we can be proud of come true in our small part of the world.