Soon after the 2010 municipal election, Peter Hume stood in front of a 15-storey condo building that towered over everything else in the neighbourhood. It was a handsome, award-winning building, but it was on a block that was zoned for just four storeys. 2,091 more words
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DAY SEVEN JULY 8/14, Tonight is the Night. I wrote earlier in this series about a traditional vs non traditional approach to the Official Plan. This was all related to the decision to market the Town of Lincoln as a Centre of Agriculture Excellence. 994 more words
NOTE: *Intrusive land use is my own expression of a circumstance where the collision of land uses is so profound it guarantees a complete collapse of the health and economic well being of a community. 1,039 more words
I guess you could call it the second day. The first was the unveiling 32 days ago, but today.. today is the first official day that Londoners far and wide can voice their personal feelings about the newly-minted London Plan in front of council. 377 more words
Voices are meant to be heard.
Not all opinions are constructive, but those that are can help construct.
Cities are constructed by people, so why not ask the people what they want constructed in their city? 1,462 more words
I am pretty sure it was May. Two years ago, I remember sitting on the floor of the London Convention Centre with 1,200 other Londoners. I was listening to Peter Mansbridge address a city – a city at the beginning of a process that would be two-plus years in the making – a process called “ReThink London.” I remember sitting there and wondering what would come of it? 1,060 more words
Here are my perspectives on the final draft of the City of Kitchener’s new Official Plan that I shared at a public meeting Monday evening. After considering the feedback to the final draft, the document outlining land use for the next 20 years will go to Council in June. 590 more words