Unite4Chinatown 團結為唐人街 is a campaign organized by CCAP’s Chinatown Planning Group, in response to how gentrification is transforming Chinatown and threatening its future. The Group has initiated a petition campaign calling for an immediate moratorium on all market development projects in Chinatown until there is comprehensive community consultation and clear policies to protect the future of Vancouver’s Chinatown.
The online petition, calling for the moratorium is hosted at http://bit.ly/unite4chinatown. Join us in calling for the protection of Chinatown’s character, heritage, and cultural assets!
The petition is also being circulated in the Downtown Eastside in paper form for those without internet access. The paper petition also calls for changes in policies for low-income housing:
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2) CREATE INCLUSIONARY ZONING POLICY to require that at least 50% of all new housing built in Chinatown are developed as social housing
3) DEFINE SOCIAL HOUSING IN CHINATOWN to mean housing in which all units are rented at rates no higher than $375/month
Notes: One does not need to agree with all three points to sign the paper petition (simply circle the points
you agree with).
If you have already signed the paper petition, you do not need to sign the online petition as well
** A list of tabling times and locations will be posted on this website and on Facebook for people to sign the paper petition **
WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS CAMPAIGN
- SPREAD the online petition (http://bit.ly/unite4chinatown) to your networks via email, social media etc.
- ENCOURAGE those without internet access to drop by the table to sign the paper petition (see list of tabling times)
- HELP TABLING – The more volunteers we have, the more awareness we create and the more signatures we will collect for this petition. Contact King-mong Chan (kingmong_chan[at]hotmail.com / 778-996-8223) if you are interested in helping with tabling.
- ENDORSE – Ask organizations you are a part of or that you know to endorse our petition, clearly indicating which (if not all three) points the organization supports
- Development Update in Chinatown (as of Dec. 19, 2014)
- Background Information on the Petition (English | Traditional Chinese)
Relevant Media Articles:
- Vancouver Sun (Nov. 15, 14): The heritage battle for Chinatown
- 24 Hours (Dec. 11, 14): Group concerned about Chinatown condos