Comment 46523

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted August 28, 2010 at 10:42:30

The "urbanist agenda"? Are you for real?

You mean the "agenda" of wanting to make Hamilton - the ENTIRE city - a better place to live? To attract more residents? To attract more businesses? To ease the tax burden on everyone (including "suburbanists") by increasing the size of the tax base?

The fundamental goal of "urbanism" is to improve life in the city centre so that more people choose to live there. It's not about forcing people to go downtown if they don't want to. It's not about begging those who choose a suburban lifestyle to drive into town to buy underwear. It's about building a place where people CHOOSE to live in dense mixed use neighbourhoods. And it's about sharing their tax revenues with the entire city so that we can afford to also serve those who prefer the 4 car driveway and the mall.

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