Help citizens figure out what they *really* want their communities to be
This Post-it was an outcome of a design charrette held for the Bow to Bluff Initiative in Calgary, Canada. While the purpose of charrette was to revitalize a public space, this comment revealed an underlying truth about how the community saw it
While it may read like a branding statement, this statement highlighted the tensions in a community where its citizens' progressive mindset have created a desirable place to live. The community now faces an ironic dilemma - they now face development and gentrification that threaten some of the underlying values of the community. This Post-It tries to summarize the characteristics of the community they seek to preserve.