On the whole, I found the forum to be not only useful but also reassuring, insofar as the two dozen or so presenters each, in his or her own way, advanced positions that supported Coquitlam's current land-use and zoning policies around housing choices and densification.
The undoubted star of yesterday's gathering was Harvard economics professor Edward Glaeser, the author of Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier. The fact he anchored his pro-city, pro-density presentations in a firm field of statistics made his arguments even more compelling. The Vancouver Sun's Don Cayo has written about him in today's paper.
|This photo that I took recently shows|
the view from the top of Onni's
new Oasis tower on Glen, looking east. Yes, it's Coquitlam!