Smart Seeds will take place in Tauranga for the first time in 2019!
|Challenge Workshop||19 August 2019|
|Launch||11 September 2019|
|Design Thinking Workshop||18 September 2019|
|Pivot Workshop||9 October 2019|
|Pitch Workshop||30 October 2019|
|Showcase Event||27 November 2019|
Challenges and Teams
Challenge A: Community Connection
Attracting and retaining young people will ensure the future growth and success of Tauranga. However, we have a missing middle within our community demographics. How do we attract 20-35 year olds to our city, making it an attractive place to live, work and play?
Challenge B: Wise waste choices – fostering sustainable behaviours
Our community needs to become more sustainable to protect our environment and ensure quality of life for future generations. The environment is under increasing pressure as infinite resources are being used up at a rate that is not sustainable.
How can we change the mind-set and behaviours around waste in our community so people are fostering sustainable behaviours (within context of Tauranga Demographics?)
Challenge C: Telling the Tauranga Story
Tauranga has lost its identity in that it doesn’t have a clearly defined way to tell its stories. People who live in Tauranga may not have a clear sense of place or connection to the history which means they are not engaged in the wider community. How and where can historical and current stories be told that celebrate its identity.
Challenge D: Community Engagement
How do we inform and engage the community in local government decision making, ensuring decisions made that affect the lives of people in our cities and towns are representative of our diverse communities and not the result of a vocal few.