In March 2013, The City of Calgary launched a new pilot project called Inspiring Strong Neighbourhoods. This is a community-led initiative that empowers Calgarians to identify opportunities and make recommendations to The City about municipal programs and services that directly affect their community.
Walking tours led by residents is a grass-roots way to gain an understanding of a neighbourhood through the eyes of those who live there. Twelve neighbourhoods, including Crescent Heights in Ward 7, participated in a community walkabout in April, and the pilot was completed in June. A report to Council will follow in the fall, outlining progress to date, lessons learned, and a suggested future strategy.
This important work is about coordinating existing resources and services, and building on what residents love about their neighbourhood. The initial focus will bring together the services from Animal & Bylaw Services, Community & Neighbourhood Services, the Calgary Fire Department, Parks, and Recreation.
For more information on Inspiring Strong Neighbourhoods please visit their webpage.
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