Tony Seba would like to take you into the future of energy and transportation. Not some distant future.... but like, five years from now. Why? Because if we want city planning done properly, we HAVE to take this development into account. And as with the Internet 20 years ago, I'm saying it again now: This will change everything. ... See more
Stanford University futurist Tony Seba spent the last decades studying technological disruptions. He argues that the Electric Vehicle, battery storage, and s...
The Clever and Creative Geelong policy is the most exhaustive and consultative research document ever produced in Geelong. I am a big supporter of it as a blueprint for our future. And thousands of Geelong people agree. At a campaign launch with Brownbill Ward candidate Mik Aidt we shared our enthusiasm for the plan and agreed to support each other to help achieve its goals. A city that works for people. A prosperous, smart, vibrant place where all that is great about the region can thrive around a city that pulses with life: arts, culture, food, natural beauty. A place that will attract the brightest and best to live here. This vision is no daydream. A responsibly led and informed community can do this. It's for us and for our children and it's already happening elsewhere. Why not Geelong? #Dougmann4geelong #mikforgeelong #geelongvotes. ... See more
THE largest field of ward candidates assembled in 13 years is set to contest the Geelong council election.
Mik Aidt mentioned a Danish word Hygge today which I love and encapsulates what we can create so much more through forming Transition Streets.
On 22 September 2017, Mik officially enrolled for the council election, lodging his 200-word candidate statement, questionnaires and $250.
Alex, 12 years: “I made this animation for my dad to help him become councillor.”
I made this animation for my dad to help him become councillor. Its good to have a future. I'm too young to vote, but I WILL somehow... I dont now how yet, b...
This weekend, Tim, Suhail, Erica, Bernard, Lois, Sue and Dave joined me going door to door talking to people in Brownbill ward. By far the most common thing people said was that they wanted a council that actually engages with the community, and councillors who were working for them, not vested interests. Here's a snapshot of some of the other things they told us: - Save the Chillwell library - Create more parks with play equipment for children, and improve maintenance existing parks - Rethink residential parking especially as Geelong grows - Increase the frequency of recycling collection - Provide rubbish collection facilities for dog walkers in parks/by the river - Do something about the unsafe exit from St Mary's Sporting Club - Improve transport options to and from train stations - Ensure there are footpaths in residential areas and improve maintenance of existing paths - Ensure council focuses on the whole of Geelong - Increase support for local organisations that support social needs of the community - Grow the arts in Geelong ... See more
Today we decided to give the idea of uniting candidates who are committed to the 'Clever and Creative Future' 30-year vision for Greater Geelong a go: Something new and potentially quite exciting is happening in this Geelong Council election. A group of council candidates would like to offer the Geelong community the opportunity to be able to vote for something that is bigger and more important than what an individual candidate or a single party would ever be able to achieve each on their own. The special circumstances around this Council election opens a unique once-in-lifetime window for making a fresh start. Mik Aidt said: “We give voice to what a lot of people feel. They have lost confidence in politicians who spend most of the time mocking each other while they fail to create safety and optimism for the community and for our environment. We don’t just need progress. We need progress done properly.” If you have time, we could definitely use a Facebook hand with sharing, liking, commenting, creating some life and relevance, etc Would you like to give a hand and see where we can take this together? Will you be coming to Mik's campaign launch event on Sunday 24 Sept at 1pm? – at Pianobar in Lt Malop St. Fabulous if you'd invite some friends and come along! #Vote1ForOurFuture Make your vote count. #GeelongVotes #GeelongCouncilElection #GeelongElection #OnePlanetLiving #CleverCreativeGeelong Authorised by Mik Aidt and Doug Mann, Geelong ... See more
“I give voice to what a lot of people feel. They have lost confidence in politicians who spend most of the time mocking each other while they fail to create safety and optimism for the community and for our environment. We don’t just need progress. We need progress done properly.” ~ Mik Aidt Candidate for Brownbill Ward at Geelong Council elections www.fb.com/mikforgeelong www.mik.aidt.co #MikForGeelong #ForOurFuture #ProgressDoneProperly #GeelongVotes #GeelongCouncilElection ... See more