Michael Geller writes in Postmedia’s Vancouver Sun with many thoughts on land use, as aired at the recent Re:Address conference. To me, the big opportunity is increasing density where our old suburbs now reign supreme. 

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Thanks to Nick Procaylo, Vancouver Sun

Concerns:  homelessness and affordability.

Solutions (among others):

  • Mandatory inclusionary zoning. You don’t get rezoning unless you include affordable units.  This is not new in Vancouver.
  • Better use of existing land:  densify Vancouver’s huge areas now zoned for single-family.

Mr. Geller also calls for something that we Vancouverites rarely do.  That is to perform a post-mortem on various fearful public predictions of various types of -mageddon. Do these apocalyptic predictions actually show up in post-project real life?