The City in Colour: Alternative Approaches to Graffiti Management for Kingston, Ontario

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Alger, Morgan
graffiti management , urban space , graffiti , collaborative planning
The objective of this report is to explore alternative approaches to graffiti management for Kingston, a mid-sized city in Ontario, Canada that currently has no formal graffiti management plan. This report aims to gather and present information on a contentious issue that has not yet been examined thoroughly at the local level. The analysis and recommendations contained in this report are directed for the City of Kingston, although many of these points may be relevant to other municipalities across Canada. This report takes the standpoint that graffiti is a complex issue that requires exploration and the engagement of conflicting voices. There is no “right” solution for managing graffiti in Kingston; there are only alternatives that seek to satisfy stakeholder goals.
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