BACKGROUND

Our work during Phase One: Discover assessed the need and desire for a culturally-based Local Area Plan for one of Calgary’s most culturally distinctive neighbourhoods. The outcomes of this work reaffirmed the importance of advancing the Chinatown Cultural Plan and the significance of developing the Local Area Plan through a cultural lens as part of Phase Two: Create.

  • A number of key themes and areas of opportunity emerged from our Phase One: Discover engagement.
  • Phase Two: Create is based on what we learned from the Discover Phase.
  • In Phase Two: Create, we will be looking for your input to help us determine the most important goals for Chinatown and its future.

Key Themes from Phase One:

People, Voices and Experiences
Tomorrow’s Chinatown as a community that celebrates its diversity, and offers people harmony and a sense of belonging.

Food, Merchants and Tourism
Tomorrow’s Chinatown as a community valued for its independent businesses that offer cultural food, shopping and tourism experiences.

Culture, Creative and Learning
Tomorrow’s Chinatown as a community known for its artistic production, creativity and opportunities for cultural learning.

Housing, Health and Social Purpose
Tomorrow’s Chinatown as a community that provides residents the housing and support services they need, through all life stages.

Places, Spaces and Natural Environment
Tomorrow’s Chinatown as a community that expresses its culture, history and stories in the physical environment.

背景

我們在第一階段的工作包括:探討階段評估了對於卡城最具文化特色的社區來說,以文化為本的本區規劃的需求及願望。這項工作的結果重申推進唐人街文化計劃的重要性,以及透過文化視角制定第二階段:創立的部份計劃的重要性。

  • 在第一階段:探討的公眾參與過程期間,我們在眾多意見中發現了數個關鍵議題和機會領域。
  • 第二階段:創立的計劃是根據我們在發現階段的結果而制定的。
  • 在第二階段:創編進行期間,我們希望能與您會面,協助我們決定對於唐人街及其未來最重要的各項目標。

第一階段工作所得的關鍵議題:

民眾、民意、體驗
未來的唐人街,將是一個弘揚多元文化、並為民眾帶來和諧與歸屬感的社區

飲食、購物、旅遊
未來的唐人街,將是一個重視獨立商業的社區,能讓遊人獲得一場豐富的文化美食、購物及旅遊體驗

文化、創意、學習
未來的唐人街,將是一個以藝術創作、創新活動和文化學習機會而聞名的社區

住房、健康、社會意義
未來的唐人街,將是一個能為居民在各個人生階段提供所需住房和支援服務的社群

地方感、空間感、自然環境
未來的唐人街,將是一個在城市環境中盡情呈現其文化、歷史和經歷的社群

背景

我们在第一阶段的工作:探讨阶段评估了唐人街,卡尔加里最具文化特色的街区之一,基于文化的本区规划的需求和期待。这些成果重申了推进唐人街文化计划的重要意义,并明确了在第二阶段:创立中通过文化视角制定本区规划的重要性。

  • 我们在公众参与的过程中发现了多个关键的主题和机遇:探讨阶段民众参与。
  • 第二阶段:创立基于我们于探讨阶段了解的信息。
  • 在第二阶段:创立,我们将于与社区成员会面 ,找到对于唐人街及其未来最重要的各项目标。

来自第一阶段的关键主题:

民众、民意、体验
明日的唐人街,将是一个弘扬多元文化,给人以和谐及归属感的社区。

饮食、购物、旅游
明日的唐人街,将是一个重视独立商户的社区,人们可以在此享受具有文化特色的美食、购物和旅游体验。

文化、创意、学习
明日的唐人街,将是一个以艺术创作、创新和文化学习机会而闻名的社区。

住房、健康、社会目标
明日的唐人街,将是一个能为处在各个人生阶段的居民提供所需住房和支援服务的社区。

地方、空间、自然环境
明日的唐人街,将是一个在现实环境中尽情呈现其文化、历史和故事的社区。

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Click on the tabs below to find out more about the conversation themes and to participate in the Phase Two: Create public engagement survey.


People, Voices, and Experiences

Why talk about this?

Tomorrow’s Chinatown is an opportunity to rebuild important relationships. There is a history of racism, discrimination and cultural bias between Calgary as a city and Chinatown as a community. This has caused damage to the Chinatown – City relationship that needs to be addressed. Relationship rebuilding is needed within the community too, between the generations, between new immigrants and those who are established, and between groups of different Chinese or Asian heritage.Chinese Calgarians have expressed their desire for stronger ties with minority groups who share similar experiences and struggles for equality, including Indigenous peoples.

How are these conversations happening?

The Tomorrow's Chinatown team is having targeted conversations including individual interviews and small focus groups. Once concluded, these conversations will be one of the many inputs to create the Cultural Plan

Food, Merchants, and Tourism

Why talk about this?

Chinatown’s competitive advantage is the density and diversity of Chinese and Asian cuisines that can be found within a city block. However, the retail experience in the area is not necessarily strong, with limited shops outside of food businesses and certain types of stores are completely missing. This has resulted in an eat-and-leave model of visiting Chinatown, with people spending little time and money there. While retaining and protecting existing businesses is very important to the community, new shops and their audiences are welcomed additions to the neighbourhood as well. They are seen as new blood and modernity, needed to meet changing demands and to complement Chinatown’s long-time businesses.


Culture, Creative, and Learning

Why talk about this?

The Chinese community in Calgary all hope that Chinatown is the centre for Chinese culture. Developing and nurturing Chinatown’s capacity for artistic production, creativity and cultural learning is a great opportunity to bring people to the neighbourhood beyond shopping and eating. How could we make better use of spaces, private or public, indoor and outdoor, and give more “canvas” to cultural expressions and activities? What locations in Chinatown can be used to celebrate its culture and history? What more can be done with Sien Lok Park and other open spaces? Can public art or decorative elements be used to reinforce Chinatown’s edges?

Housing, Health, and Social Purpose

Why talk about this?

Today, there are many seniors living in Chinatown. We have heard from the community they would like to diversify the neighbourghood and attract young professionals and their families to make Chinatown their home. If this is a priority, investments into housing, residential amenities and services are required to attract this group. Many new developments are seen as not meeting the needs of young people, with units being unaffordable, or with small layouts and no family-friendly amenities. How do we fill the gaps in the housing mix and make Chinatown a complete community for all generations?

Places, Spaces, and Natural Environment

Why talk about this?

Chinatown is the only Calgary community that has such a strong physical expressions of its culture in its built environment. People know immediately when they are in Chinatown through the unique lanterns, lampposts, Chinese language signage and other cultural markers. The Chinese Cultural Centre and Dragon City Mall are often cited as landmarks, for their unique architecture, large size and design elements. Steps have been made in Chinatown to preserve buildings with historical significance; unremarkable buildings have been made remarkable through stories of their use, activities and history. As Chinatown continues to evolve, it provides new opportunities to strengthen its sense of place through urban design.

參與方法

點擊以下的按鍵,獲取有關對話議題及參與第二階段:創立公眾參與調查之詳情。

民眾、民意、體驗

探討此議題的原因

「明日唐人街」方案是重建社區關係的重要契機。在卡加利市與唐人街社群之間,曾有過種族主義盛行的歧視歷史,這段令人不安的歷史淵源橫在兩者之間,對唐人街社群造成了傷害,必須得到承認和正視。唐人街社群內部也亟需重建彼此之間的關係。在不同世代的居民之間、新舊移民之間、各種華裔及亞裔血統群體之間,都存在著不易逾越的溝通障礙。卡城華人也曾表達他們希望與其他小眾社群(包括原住民)建立更強聯繫的願望,因大家都分享了類似的經歷,還有對爭取平權方面的種種掙扎。

進行對話的方式

「明日唐人街」小組正開展個人訪談及小型焦點小組的目標對話,收集特定方面的回應。當以上訪談一一完成並進行總結後,這些對話內容將成為創立文化計劃眾多投入的其中一環。

飲食、購物、旅遊

在同一個城市街區中,匯聚了多種多樣的中華和亞洲美食,這是唐人街的一大競爭優勢。不過,消費者在唐人街的零售體驗不佳。除餐飲外,這裡的店舖選擇不多,部份類別更完全欠奉。 許多訪客來此,食畢即離,似已成習慣。遊人很少消費,也很少在區內流連觀光。維持及保護現有商店對社區固然重要,但唐人街也應進行調整,以吸引新店舖及顧客。這些新商舖及活動被視為新血並為社區帶來生機,滿足唐人街不斷變化的需求,也可為老舖補充新顧客。

文化、創意、學習

探討此議題的原因

卡加利華人社群一致希望唐人街成為中華文化的中心。開發和培養社區藝術創作、創新與文化學習能力,本身就是一個很好的機遇,能吸引更多人來這裡參與購物和飲食之外的活動。我們應如何更善用空間,不論私人或公用,還是室內與戶外,以給予文化表達與活動更大的舞臺?唐人街的哪些地點可以用來傳頌其文化與歷史?我們應該如何利用善樂公園及其它戶外空間?公共藝術或裝飾元素能否用來增強唐人街的優勢?

住房、健康、社會意義

探討此議題的原因

今時今日,有很多長者居於唐人街。我們收到意見指,社群希望社區的居民能更多樣化,並吸引年輕專業人士舉家遷入唐人街,把這裏變成他們的安樂窩。如果這是優先事項,我們需要投資於房屋、居民設施及服務去吸引這些群體。很多新發展項目看來並不適合年輕一代的需要,不是房價太難以負擔,就是間格太少和沒有適合家庭的社區設施。我們如何能夠在現有發展之中填補這些不足,令唐人街成為讓數代人安居的完整社區?

地方感、空間感、自然環境

在卡加利,唐人街是唯一一個在現有的建築環境中,如此淋漓盡致地展現自身文化的社區。富有傳統魅力的燈柱和燈籠裝飾,獨特的華語標牌和其它文化標記,都能使人立即感知到自己正身處唐人街。卡城中華文化中心及龍城商場,因其獨一無二的建築、偌大的規模及設計元素,往往被形容為唐人街的地標。各方已採取步驟,保護唐人街內具有歷史意義的建築物,利用那些本來不起眼的建築物,散播它們的歷史印跡、過去的用途及活動,使它們漸漸變得引人注目。在唐人街繼續蛻變的同時,它將透過市區規劃,提供增強地方感的契機。

如何参与

点击下方的标签,进一步了解对话主题并参与创立阶段的公众调查问卷。

民众、民意、体验

为什么要讨论这些?

明日唐人街计划是一个重建重要关系的契机。卡尔加里市与唐人街社区之间有一段充斥者种族主义、歧视和文化偏见的回忆。这对唐人街与城市的关系造成了伤害,必须得到解决。唐人街社区内部也存在亟待重建的关系,不同世代之间,新老移民之间,各种华裔或亚裔血统之间。一些少数族裔,包括原住民在内,也拥有相似的平权经历与斗争,华裔卡尔加里人已表示愿与他们建立更加牢固的纽带。


这些对话将如何进行?

明日唐人街项目团队将会以个人访问和小型焦点讨论组的形式进行针对性对话。总结整理后,这些对话将成为影响文化计划制定的众多因素之一

饮食、购物、旅游

在同一个城市街区中,汇聚了多种多样的中华和亚洲美食,这是唐人街的一大竞争优势。但消费者在唐人街的消费体验往往不佳,除餐饮外,这里鲜有其他类型的商业,且完全不见某些特定类型店铺的踪影。访客总是吃完就走,在唐人街逗留的时间和消费的金额都很少。尽管保留并保护现有的商业对于社区来说十分重要,但唐人街也要张开双臂欢迎新兴的店铺及其受众。它们代表着新鲜血液和现代化,可以满足不断变化的需求,成为唐人街已有商业的补充。

文化、创意、学习

为什么要讨论这些?

卡尔加里华人社区一致希望唐人街成为中华文化的中心。开发并培养唐人街容纳艺术创作、创新和文化学习的能力,是吸引人们除购物和就餐外更多地前来这里的绝佳机会。我们该如何更好地利用空间,无论是私人或公共,室内还是室外,为文化表达和活动提供更广阔的舞台?唐人街中的哪些地点可以用于宣扬其文化和历史?我们还能利用善乐公园以及其他的空地做些什么?能否利用公共艺术或装饰性元素强调唐人街的边界?

住房、健康、社会目标

为什么要讨论这些?

如今有许多长者生活在唐人街。我们听到社区希望让街区更加多样化,吸引更多的青年才俊及其家庭来唐人街定居。如果将其作为重点,则需要投资住房、居住设施与服务以吸引这一群体。许多新的开发项目都被认为无法满足年轻人的需求,价格过高、面积过小、没有适合全家的便利设施。我们该如何填补房屋组合的空白,使唐人街变成各世代共同居住生活的完整社区。

地方、空间、自然环境

为什么要讨论这些?

在卡尔加里,没有其他社区能够在现有的建筑环境中如此淋漓尽致地展现自身的文化。独特的灯笼、街灯、中文招牌和其他文化印记,都能使人能立即感知到身处唐人街。中华文化中心和龙城商城因其独特的建筑外形、超大的体量以及传统的设计元素常被视作地标。各方已开始着手保护唐人街内具有历史意义的建筑;那些不起眼的建筑,也通过关于其使用、活动及历史的故事,逐渐变得引人注目。随着唐人街不断发展进步,强化其地方感的新机遇会通过城市的设计规划不断涌现。