Participating in the first ever St. Louis Ideas for Cities, Brain Drain was tasked with this challenge:
Have an animated conversation with a young transplant or multi-generational loyalist and you will understand the passion people here have for St. Louis. But, too often, the message falls back on empty boosterism. Whatever the cause, we must understand it, admit it and fix it. How do we deepen the pool of diverse people who love St. Louis and are personally invested in its progress?
Our idea is based on our opinion (nay, the truth!) that St. Louis has a lot of awesome things happening in it already, but that these things often go unnoticed by transient students and the rest of the country. We sought to highlight the vibrancy of the city in a way that is accessible and exciting for both transplants and natives, for the tech-savvy or the unplugged passerby.
Exciting things are happening! View our presentation and updates on the project here.