Pre-Feb 28 Meeting Geographic Scope Resources
There is no one size fits all rule to neighbor forums, but in general they work best when defined by a sense of community identity. They enhance community engagement when they are tied to (or within) community boards and elected councillor districts when possible. Sometimes these political boundaries run in the opposite direction of on the street senses of identity, school zones, and marketplace patterns. Our neighbour forums tend to work best when they serve areas with 5,000 to 20,000 in population. Some of our forums with roughly 5,000 households have attracted over 15% of households with engagement everyday.
Other maps and resources to help ID boundaries/centres of forums: Christchurch real estate areas, Wikipedia on area geography, Christchurch.org.nz map, placenames on bus map, placenames on Google Maps, population density, library locations, add more here.