PenderBlog From The Pender Islands Of Canada

September 7, 2007

Local resident publishes…

Filed under: Governance and Legal,Sustainable Living,Views — Jocko @ 2:24 pm

Long time Pender Island resident Mike Harcourt (past Mayor of Vancouver and Premier of British Columbia) and Ken Cameron (regional planner) have written a new book, with Sean Rossiter entitled “City Making in Paradise: Nine decisions that shaped the Greater Vancouver Region”.

Among the The Nine Decisions outlined, were the creation of the ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve), The Livable Region proposal of 1975 – which recognised that planning was a process, not a product; Expo ‘86 with the legacy of the False Creek development and Skytrain; “Choosing our future” which set out for the first time the transportation priorities – pedestrians first, then transit, then freight and only at the end, car use; and The Livable Region Strategic Plan, which for the first time set out a plan for growth management and transportation together as an integrated whole. Long range planning for the Pender Islands, integrating natural, rural, agricultural, commercial, industrial and higher density residential (eg. Magic Lake Estates) land use areas might benefit from the insights in this new book.

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Powered by WordPress