Blog reader sunnydan raises some good questions, topics for discussion
NanaimoCityHall blog reader sunnydan made these comments earlier today and they are re-posted here as they ask some good questions and raise topics other bloggers and readers will hopefully want to develop –
PORT PLACE MALL REDEVELOPMENT
After talking to members of the Architectural Review Panel I’ve learned that this project was before the panel three times. At each subsequent visit minor cosmetic changes where made without fully addressing the general dissatisfaction with the project. It is the architectural equivalent of a hack job. The fact that this magnificent site has been so badly treated for so long, has always been a mystery. The reasons why it continues to be so maligned still elude me. We don’t have to create such hideous constructions by our waterfront, but we continue to do so. Nanaimo’s beautiful harbour seems to be a dumping zone for crap architecture. Why is that?
PUBLIC TRANSIT GROUND-UP REDESIGN
I would like to develop a ground up re-design of our public transit system. Such an effort is long overdue. The primary objective is to make the system more efficient. To this end I would greatly appreciate comments, insights, links, directions, suggestions, stories and personal experiences. And anything else, bus related that you can think of.
FOOD PRODUCTION IN THE CITY
I’m going to be giving more thought to the problem of food production in this city. I am considering the possibility of multi-layered intensive aquaculture managed and sustained by the efforts of a cooperative. To this end I would greatly appreciate comments, insights, links, directions, suggestions, stories and personal experiences. Anything else, fish and food related might also help.
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