An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IMAGINE A CITY built for the environment, where people walk and cycle and drive around in electric vehicles and live in energy efficient homes. That describes in part the vision of a report to City council Tuesday.
The Climate Response Paper proposes some “big moves” that would, according to its authors, require a paradigm attitude shift in the community.
I suggest it will also require some attitude shifts within City Hall, and I’ll give you two examples within the Big Moves list.
One is the walkability of neighbourhoods. This has been part of the mantra of planners for years and here it is again by a different name. The report calls it the 10-Minute City, and would design neighbourhoods to provide services close to home.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and a retired newspaper editor. He is a regular contributor to CFJC, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.