How can I rebrand my neighbourhood?
October 25, 2012 1:41 AM Subscribe
What can I use as inspiration for cheap, creative ways to help change perceptions of my "bad" neighbourhood?
posted by creeky to society & culture (19 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My neighbourhood has a bad reputation for being unsafe and dirty, which has got worse in recent months in the media. It has its problems, but it is also a great place to live, and I don't want to see the atmosphere here take a turn for the worse. I am looking for creative ways an ordinary resident like me, not (yet) attached to any particular residents groups, can take action to make things better.
I'm talking about cheap, creative ideas like an online campaign, viral videos, street art, posters, stickers for neighbourhood shop windows, this type of thing.
Are you aware of nice projects along these lines which have helped improve attitudes towards "bad" neighbourhoods in a city? Can you point me to websites which show how it was done?