Monday, January 10, 2011

Picture of the Day - Urban/Rural Interface

Several years ago, I was at a lecture series that was discussing urban/rural interfaces. The lecturer was talking about how buffers like linear parks or agri-businesses were needed to separate the city from the country. While there is certainly examples of this kind of buffer -the Township of Langley’s Arber Ribbon comes to mind- having urban life right up to a farm can create a great sense of place without the problems of suburban development. The following pictures are from the intersection of 208th Street, Fraser Highway, and the Langley Bypass; one side of the intersection is farmland, the other city.

Fraser Highway, East of 208th Street/Langley Bypass

Fraser Highway, West of 208th Street/Langley Bypass

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