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.
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?