The Chinatown Strategy
The Chinatown strategy has been developed through an integrated economic development approach supported by place-making and with actionable community led programming components. The strategy is founded in economic development pillars that direct actions, all of which contribute collectively to guide Edmonton's Chinatown into the future. Together the actions capture the expressed needs of the community that embrace multiple and diverse aspects essential for a vibrant, economically sustainable place. Community led programming elements will enhance the effort to strengthen and activate Chinatown to ensure its resiliency for generations.
The Chinatown Strategy is community-driven and enabled. While the City of Edmonton has played a role in the development of the strategy, it has been the strong commitment on behalf of cultural organizations, the retail and business sector and community organization in Chinatown that has made it possible. It will be these collaborative community-based partnerships that will similarly drive the success of the Strategy as its actions are implemented.
Economic Development Pillars + Actions
The Chinatown Strategy is a series of actions developed in collaboration with community stakeholders to directly address the five key pillars established in the Chinatown Economic Development Plan.
These actions include programmatic and place-making recommendations to support a thriving and resilient Edmonton Chinatown now and into the future.
PILLAR A: IMPROVE SENSE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY
Strengthen safety and security in Chinatown to contribute to a strong sense of a vibrant and inclusive place.
PILLAR B: FOCUSED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Catalyze and environment for renewed interest and investment in Chinatown.
PILLAR C: GOVERNANCE AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP NETWORK
Implement the Chinatown Strategy through leadership, shared responsibility and resourcing.
PILLAR D: CELEBRATE CHINATOWN AS A DESTINATION
Highlight Chinatown as an exciting destination that is treasured by residents and visitors.
PILLAR E: ENHANCE BUILT FORM AND LANDMARKS
Leverage the buildings, landmarks ad streetscapes of Chinatown.
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