NDG 2030 
Redesigning society for ideal outcomes in every area
The first thing we will do is develop a list of every element of human and animal life in our society.  We will then create a list of idealistic / 'best practices' for each item on this list.  It will then be our mission to implement along this list with the intent being to transform NDG into the best community in the world.  Towards this end, we encourage people who want to be a part of this process to get in touch with us here:  Contact Us.

Areas of Life (this is an expanding list):
  • Personal health/wellness/success - helping every community member to live a life which is in line with their definition of success (building a life they love).  Doing something we love and contributing to our community - expanding the number of offerings/occupations to ensure every area is suitably covered.
  • Income Security - Lifting every community member over the poverty line.  Sufficient funds to meet all needs with some left over for emergencies.  Exploration of several means to attain this (Basic Income Program, Living Wages, Symbiotic Economy, Gift Economy, Resource Based Economy...)
  • Food and Nutrition - Adequate and great food for all.  Assistance in developing public and private vegetable gardens.  Development of private gardens with vegetables, fruit trees, wild areas with plants to attract butterflies and bees and water features.  Exploration of all available sources for development of novel food-delivery avenues (Open Cupboard, JBJ Soul Kitchen, A Place at the Table...).  Involvement of existing leader in food security.
  • Housing/Shelter - Acceptable, affordable housing for all.  Involvement in petitioning for affordable housing and in sourcing volunteer labourers (painters, woodworkers, interior designers...) to transform low rent housing into more comfortable living spaces.  Working with apartment building owners in the community towards assisting those needing affordable housing.  
  • Education - Great experiential educational system for all ages - daycare and pre-k, K-12, colleges and higher ed.  Self-directed learning enabling students to pursue areas of interest, passion and love independently.  Developing and tending to a garden at each school.
  • Transportation - Optimizing all modes of transportation.  Making our roads safe to pedestrians and cyclists, expanding bike paths, working with the STM to optimize bus, metro and train schedules.  Receiving free and/or discounted monthly passes for those who need this service but don't have the means to afford.  Assisting the progression of the infrastructure for EV's.  Leading in the development of TaaS across the community.  
  • Culture - Ensuring our artists are known and promoted across the community and wider.  Providing for the next generation of artists.  Developing all the venues for the arts, including church halls.  Enriching the living spaces of all residents by making great, locally produced artwork and music available to all reasonably.
  • Environmental Issues - Clean energy, potable water, climate change/global warming, carbon footprint...
  • Public Security - Becoming a near-zero crime neighbourhood.  Developing close ties with Police and Fire Departments and assisting their efforts to become much closer to the community (street 'beats'...). Studying and implementing safer, less violent means for de-escalating dangerous situations. 
  • Communications - Developing a connected network which links every person, business and organization across the community.  Block Captains on every block who facilitate the transmission (two-way) of information to all members of their block.  Development of a Community E-zine/Newsletter to be disseminated to every person in the community (via email and in hard copy to those without internet).
  • Healthcare - Development of a proactive, preventive approach to health and wellness aimed at significantly reducing chronic medications by the population.  Great healthcare system for all.  Assisting and elaboration of the CLSC structure to ensure everyone has ready access to all services (medical, social,...). Exploration of a variety of alternative medical practices.  Eldercare.
  • Physical Fitness/Athletics/Sports - personal involvement and fandom.  Building a new multi-sport racquet and fitness facility.  Bringing people into the racquet sports and golf.
  • Technology - STEM.  Exploring all the positive areas for implementation of AI.
  • Religion/Spirituality - Living our lives in Love.  Working with the areas Faith Institutions in order to develop a common message of Love and acceptance for all creeds.
  • Businesses - Helping all community businesses to thrive and develop  To significantly increase the number of service offerings to our community.
  • Social Organizations - Helping all community-based organizations to maximize their effectiveness and penetration across the community.
  • Animal Welfare - Complete program for our animals (pet and domestic) with the aim being to minimize/eliminate the killing of any animal for anything (food/clothing) within the community.  Please read my letter to the NDG community:
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WORLD 2050
THE BIGGER PICTURE
While our focus will be on transforming NDG and Montreal from the outset, our bigger goal is to develop a process whereby we may duplicate our entire system across any and all communities the world over. 


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