Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Metro Vancouver 2040 - Shaping our future

Sorry for the month delay in posting this. I was waiting on Metro Vancouver to send us the presentation. I will update this post if Metro Vancouver sends us the presentation.

Last night, we had the pleasure of hearing from Ray Kan who is a Senior Regional Planner with Metro Vancouver. He spoke on Metro Vancouver's Metro Vancouver 2040 Regional Growth Strategy. I suggest that you check out the audio and presentation below as we had a great discussion around regional planning in this region.

I wanted to highlight one thing that we talked about at the meeting which was on the matter of increasing housing options and density in single-family housing neighbourhoods. As we've seen from Vancouver to Langley, when neighbourhoods densify there is normally some citizens that become irrationally fearful about the change. We were told that Metro Vancouver was going to work closer with local government is educating people about the many positive effects of housing diversity which far outweigh any negative effects. This will be important as the region looks to add 1 million more people into the same urban footprint.



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