Belfast will be a globally successful, dynamic, smart 21st century regional city that is environmentally resilient with a vibrant economic heart, bustling with sustainable mixed-use businesses that attracts investment, talent and visitors; and is surrounded by thriving well-connected neighbourhoods where people love to live.
A strong local economy will support progressive, healthy, safe and vibrant communities and provides a gateway to opportunities locally, nationally and worldwide.
This is not an adequate vision for an historic, creative, cultural and political capital, renowned as a centre of excellence in learning, industry and creativity.
Global ambition. In a recent survey of millennials around the world compiled by furnished housing aggregator Nestpick, the Irish cities of Dublin and Cork ranked 33rd and 61st among 100 worldwide locations best suited for a millennial to live and visit. Amsterdam scored a total of 108.8 out of out of a possible 160 with Berlin in second place on 103.9 and Munich on 102.7. The Irish scores were 90.15 for Dublin just behind Hamburg and head of Montpellier and 78.45 for Cork behind LA and Copenhagen and just ahead at Kuala Lumpur. Needless to say Belfast did not figure in the top 100 cities. Scores were compiled against 16 criteria deemed most relevant to the demographic in choosing where to live or visit combined into four main categories