Walnut Neighborhood Listening Meetings Part 2

August 2016 What assets/strengths do we have already in our neighborhood?

On August 14 and 20, neighbors and friends of the Walnut Neighborhood of Waterloo, gathered to listen to one another and envision the future of our neighborhood.  Table groups answered three questions through a technique called "World Cafe", an energetic process for gathering input.  The second question:  What strengths do we have in our neighborhood? Here are the top most common answers given:

#1 The people: friendliness, sense of community, caring (45)

#2 Churches (31)

#3 Location: close to downtown, river, and activities. (28)

#4 Beauty/landscape: trees, parks, community gardens, flowers (26)

#5 History: historical nature of neighborhood, longevity, architecture (24)

#6 Businesses: existing and potential for more (17)

#7 Potential:  we desire to improve, we have an active association, there is a space for building new, etc..(17) 

 

 

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