Wednesday, June 26, 2013

City Planning from the ground up instead of 'build it and they will come'?

An interesting  book entitled "The Metropolitan Revolution" which was highlighted on PBS news hour yesterday. It points out that many American cities are planning their own development excluding the state and federal gov'ts.  But they are first spending the money to put supporting infrastructure in place before adding population.  i.e. roads, hospitals, police, schools, sewers, etc.  They are getting input from universities, business owners, philanthropists, etc. before adding to the population, thereby making their proposed project (a science centre, a manufacturing centre, etc.) a success for all involved.   We seem to be doing it backwards in the District. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Lynn Valley Revival

Lynn Valley Revival is intended to counter the mis-information and fear-mongering that has characterized the anti-development groups. What I have tried to do is offer facts, links to source materials, and ideas that acknowledge the reality of the commercial development process, while still encouraging everyone to explore the ideas and speak their piece.

I absolutely want informed, positive contributions to add to what's on the site. I'd love for some meetings to be arranged for people who like the idea of re-inventing and revitalizing Lynn Valley.

And if someone wants to register a domain name, or print pamphlets, that's good too!

Next up for me, when time permits, are some of those automated e-mail forms so that we can also blitz the elected officials.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

District lays out plans for Lynn Valley Development

Options A, B, C, or D for Lynn Valley Densification Plan.
Vote for an Option:

Lynn Valley residents' to have their own meeting against the DNV options.

— to stop the District’s densification plan —

(Frederick & Mountain)