“建理想愛城華埠 學者:助族裔融和”

2016-06-14 –  星島日報

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利德蕙指出 認識歷史 十分重要

由愛民頓中華會館主辦的第二屆華埠會議(Chinatown Conference),上周末(11及12日)於亞伯達大學舉行,會議目的是集合北美各地華埠的代表,商討如何保留及發展富歷史和文化價值的愛民頓華埠區。
中華會館主席李世昌指出,華埠的發展其實與整個市區、尤其是市中心區的發展息息相關。他說:「因為現時愛城華埠的發展不如理想,而市府也有意把華埠重新規劃及發展,促使我去更深入探討問題。我特此去過其他城市的華埠視察,也看到一些值得學習的地方,因此這次邀請其他城市華埠的代表及專家前來參加會議,交流意見,彼此學習,建設更理想的華埠。」

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“Challenges for Chinatown”

June, 10, 2016 – CBC On the Coast (Audio: 53:04 – 1:05:33)

“How to keep Chinatown alive: Edmonton conference looks at big-city success stories”

June, 11, 2016 – Edmonton Journal (Video + Article)

Edmonton hosts conference on future of big city Chinatowns

Dr. Donald Yung wears a T-shirt declaring his love of Calgary’s Chinatown at a Saturday conference in Edmonton looking at the future of Chinatowns in big cities. SHAUGHN BUTTS / POSTMEDIA

Lan Chan-Marples thinks Edmonton’s Chinatown can learn some lessons from Chicago.

More than 100 years ago, before the term “gentrification” existed, residents of the Illinois city’s Chinatown were displaced thanks to rising property values.

The neighbourhood relocated, but after a few decades, an interstate highway roared through and residents lost their only recreational facility.

The community spent the next 50 years trying to recover.

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“Edmonton conference asks how to save North America’s Chinatowns”

May 28, 2016 – Edmonton Sun

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Chinatowns across North America started as gateways for immigrants and turned into thriving hubs for Asian food and culture.

But with rising rents, gentrification, declining resident populations and competition from suburban amenities, the future of many Chinatowns is looking increasingly uncertain.

An international conference coming to Edmonton will ask how to save North America’s Chinatowns.

“Our over-arching question is, ‘Will there be any Chinatowns in the future?” said conference organizer Lan Chan.

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“The Wall – What’s stopping Chinatown’s revitalization?”

Apr. 29, 2016 – The Gateway

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A Chinatown supermarket grocer looks on as a man in a tattered navy hoodie, heavily stained blue jeans and holed sneakers limps onto the edge of the shop’s parking lot. Upon making eye contact with the shop owner, the hooded man gingerly pinches a bent cigarette from behind his ear, lays it between his chapped lips, then turns around and waddles away.

“You see, these people are harmless,” Phong Luu, the owner of Kim Fat Market Ltd on 99 St and 107 Ave, says, as he points at the man. “They’re fine people, but they don’t have the necessities. Needles are on the streets everywhere, and other people are afraid of them.”
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