What do you want from Belfast in 2020?

On Friday we’re holding the first of two #DigitalLunch sessions in partnership with the social enterprise, Artemis, in advance of an event they are holding in Stormont next week, which in part will show case some of the work they’ve been doing in Belfast schools.

The purpose of Friday’s #DigitalLunch is not to have yet another infertile argument about policy or political instruments or even arguments about whether we ought to be following the shared future or separate but equal lines. There are of course likely to be strong constraints on growth, and at least one general election between now and then.

With the Euro crisis creating huge uncertainties around Europe, nothing in the macro economic sphere is certain, despite a high degree of political stability.

In preparation for Friday’s lunch, I was wondering if we could ‘crowd source’ a SWOT analysis of the city, particularly with the question of where we want to be in the year 2020 uppermost.

What Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats do we face? Just pick up on those that you feel come most obviously too you, and try to fill gaps where you see them. It will give Friday’s panel something to weigh coming into the session.

I’d ask people just to keep this thread clear for the SWOT analysis. There’ll be another thread tomorrow when we’ll have space for discussion of the outcomes from this thread.Please also do add your own direct questions, to the Google Moderator page here.

If you want to take part in Friday’s panel, or just to be reminded of when the live starts, you can register here. Or email me directly at: mick.fealty@gmail.com. The Hashtag on Twitter is: #Belfast2020

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty