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ARTICLE | Citizens take the lead in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood

Articles, Neighbourhood Strategy, British Columbia, Cities Deepening Community, Dan Ritchie, CDC Publications, Homepage Resources

At the beginning of 2021, Deepening Community offered a membership for an initiative led by Ksenia Stepkina, based in Vancouver’s Kitsilano Neighbourhood. Ksenia is helping to develop a neighbourhood strategy and block connector program that is truly centered on residents and connecting their gifts.

This article by Ksenia Stepkina and Dan Ritchie offers an overview of the strengths and challenges of a grassroots, citizen-led approach to neighbourhood-building.

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