UBC professor Patrick Condon says high-rise buildings are not the way to go in Vancouver – The Ubyssey

Voices comment:  This was published in The Ubyssey in October 2014, and with the current emphasis on sustainability and the upcoming OCP public hearing we thought it was worth a read.  Patrick Condon, the author, worked with the City of North Vancouver on ‘the 100 year Sustainability Vision’ a few years ago.  

Quoting in part:

The City of Vancouver has recently drawn community criticism over high-rise development projects beyond the downtown core. Condon, who is a vocal proponent of low-rise neighbourhoods, recommends a “cheaper and better structurally sound” approach to city planning rather than building typical skyscrapers in a city that requires earthquake resistant domiciles.

“Where you’re going to build, build four to five storeys,” said Condon, who also advocates an increase in trees to maintain the city’s charms.

Link:

UBC professor Patrick Condon says high-rise buildings are not the way to go in Vancouver – The Ubyssey.

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2 responses to “UBC professor Patrick Condon says high-rise buildings are not the way to go in Vancouver – The Ubyssey

  1. Reblogged this on MetroVanWatch and commented:
    Food for thought, for the entire Metro Vancouver region!

  2. Be afraid whenever you see the word “sustainable” as it usually equates to more government.

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