Jane’s Walk 2012: Contentious Issues to Talk About

Over the past couple of days, a couple of contentious issues have been widely reported in the media that parallel issues I want to discuss during my Jane’s Walk on Sunday.

University of Victoria geographer Reuben Rose-Redwood recently announced results from a study on the selling of naming rights on city buildings, structures and public places. His concerns about selling naming rights are similar to my concerns about public and private space “oozing” into each other, and developers providing public amenities (see point 3 in my post about my upcoming Jane’s Walk). Here are some links describing Dr. Rose-Redwood’s research:

Here are a couple of academic articles on naming rights in general:

There is also a petition against selling naming rights on City of Victoria structures, that you can sign by clicking this link.

Addition, May 4, 2012: “Council edges closer to policy on naming rights.”

Then there was the controversy over the City considering the sale of Point Hope lands. I will be starting my Jane’s Walk at the Point Hope Shipyard Lookout (pictured) on Sunday, so we’ll have a chance to discuss this issue in more depth.  Here are some links that describe the background:

Lisa Helps will be joining us for the Jane’s Walk, so we’ll be able to hear a city councillor’s perspective on the issue.

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