What is the People’s Vision for Chinatown?

The People’s Vision for Chinatown is a strategy for the social and economic development of Vancouver Chinatown. It is centered around the needs of the community members of Chinatown and the solutions they have identified for sustaining the existing neighbourhood. It is a call to action for our Chinatown community and all the people of Vancouver, including our elected officials at all levels of government.

Unlike other reports and plans about Chinatown, the People’s Vision for Chinatown proposes not just buildings and parks, but also ways to develop democratic decision-making and the leadership capacity of community members. Communities across Vancouver want to lead decision-making for their neighbourhoods and the Chinatown community joins their voices.

Community Tea Time hosted by the Chinatown Action Group, May 2017. Credit: Nat Lowe