- Should Victoria City Council “abrogate its responsibility” to analyze land use and heritage designation applications? Councillors Ben Isitt and Pam Madoff don’t think so. Times Colonist: Victoria mulls giving staff authority to approve building (July 4, 2012).
- As well as measuring the effects of walking on seniors, it would be interesting to measure how the built environment in which they live influences how much and how safely participants in this study can walk. University of Victoria: UVIC RESEARCHER MEASURES THE BENEFITS OF WALKING (July 4, 2012).
- Related to my research on public spaces at World’s Fairs, Expo 86 lands on the north shore of False Creek are subject to development proposals. Vancouver Sun: Vancouver’s Expo 86 grounds and Plaza of Nations to get a facelift (July 5, 2012).
- Should city parks be used to grow vegetables in the commons? Globe and Mail: Can a locavore dream of public produce come true? (July 7, 2012). Also see Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture by Darrin Nordahl.
- The baby goats at Beacon Hill Park’s Petting Zoo are very cute, but goats are also useful as city workers in Seattle and Kamloops. This City Life: And the winner of the most bizarre city project goes to… (June 27, 2012). Globe and Mail: Goats: The new first line of defence against weeds? (July 9, 2012).
- Will Woods’ decision to create a character and lead walking tours as a way of illuminating Vancouver’s history (and making money) is inspirational. Vancouver Sun: Forbidden Vancouver a spirited addition to ranks of city walking tours (July 10, 2012).
- Also see Mr. Woods’ website: Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour.
- And here are some of my posts on my walking tours:
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