The heart and essence of
every city and
community are its neighbourhoods!
London Strengthening Neighbourhoods Strategy
Our London is a city of Neighbourhoods.
Our London neighbourhoods will be empowered,
sustainable, safe and active communities. We will care for and
celebrate each other while encouraging diversity and inclusiveness.
Our neighbourhoods will be environmentally and socially
responsible and will have available green space, vibrant local economies
and accessible amenities of daily life.
LSNS Resident Task Force -
What the plan is all about
The London Strengthening Neighbourhoods 5 Year Strategy and Implementation Plan
created by the Resident Task Force
is a road map that contains the collective ideas of a group of London’s
residents for creating the best city they can imagine. They have outlined an
ongoing plan with strategies to achieve their desired outcomes in a targeted and timely manner.
The plan sets forth our vision of London as it can be and should be.
As part of the vision we identified that neighbourhoods as composed of two dimensions:
people and places. Within these two themes fourteen elements are
defined which support the vision. These vision elements guide the Strategy
Workplan, action steps and resources for implementation.
Data gathering was carried out through conversations with
neighbours, resident surveys and hard data gathered by the City of London an the
University of Western Ontario and is compiled in the following documents:
Assessment Final Report
London initiatives Compendium; and,
Initiatives in Other Cities Compendium.
Our vision for a strong and vibrant London involves recognition of the important
distinction between people and places. Real community begins with the synergy of
people, in a continual process of regeneration towards a shared and focused
vision. As author Richard Florida says in Who’s Your City,
“Where you live is as important as whom you
*Richard Florida, Author Who's Your City?
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