Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Urban Futures Survey 2012

I received the following press release that I'd like to share. I've done the survey and invite you to do the same. Apparently not enough people from Langley has responded.

September 24, 2012 -- Vancouver, BC – Langley residents have a new way to make their voices heard on issues such as residential development at Trinity Western University through the 2012 Metro Vancouver Urban Futures Survey, the online version of a historic survey that has been instrumental in shaping the way lower mainland municipalities have managed growth.

This is the third chapter of the survey, which was first conducted in 1973. It helped set Vancouver on its path toward environmental protection, planning, protection of open space and a transit-oriented transportation system.

“The first Urban Futures Survey gave us as decision-makers the confidence to pursue policies that might have otherwise been dismissed as impractical, Utopian or too costly,” said former Vancouver mayor and former BC premier Mike Harcourt.

In 1990, the survey was updated. Once again, concerns over air and water pollution topped the list. Policy makers responded with AirCare, upgrades to wastewater treatment plants, and a doubling of our region’s park land.

To take the survey, Metro Vancouver residents must first verify their home address by registering with PlaceSpeak. The survey takes approximately 22 minutes to complete and can be found at urbanfuturessurvey.com.

No comments: