The Victoria Economy Thread
Posted 20 March 2021 - 12:42 PM
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How about transportation? Well, we wouldn’t waste $100 million on a pointless highway interchange at McKenzie that just encourages urban sprawl and commuting. First, we would moderately intensify housing fairly, using the 1.5 per cent principle proposed by Todd Litman of Cities for Everyone. Since the region’s population grows by 1.5 per cent annually, each municipality and neighbourhood should grow that much.
This should be achieved not by building high-rise condo towers downtown but by sensitive in-filling to create “moderate-priced housing in walkable neighbourhoods,” says Litman, with traditional-looking but more dense homes. Look at the recently approved ASH (affordable, sustainable housing) project on Richardson Street in Victoria and similar innovative proposals for what has been called gentle densification.
Posted 21 March 2021 - 07:39 AM
But I’m curious why the public is putting the onus on society to perceive the issues differently, when fundamentally the failures are at the hands of provincial and federal governments. You can only ask a person to turn a blind eye to crime and disorder for so long.
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