Parker plans urban study tour
(http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch/2661170/Parker-plans-urban-study-tour / By CHARLIE GATES - The Press)
> Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker plans to visit North American cities to study urban regeneration, public transport and heritage protection.
While "OverSeas" he should ask if any of the cities are building any bus depot's or other critical infrastructure below sea level.
He might need some advice on where to get 'insurance' against IPPC forecasts and risk of hydrostatic displacement.
Seeing as your looking at the Seattle Public Library, the Presidio Park (Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco) and a light-rail system in Vancouver - Imagine an aboveground 'green building' including library and other civic networking facilities (rail/bus/road) if the Heritage of Hagley Park and the Addington sale yards had been used.
Goodness, we don't even know where the Tram is going to go? We make it up as we go.
It links what with what network?
How does that service inner city residential commuting?
Why does 'the tram' get such priority and expense yet is nothing more than a 'cute' tourism train-set "getting in the way of what is needed."
Usefully, while in Seattle Bob, you may learn something of the enlighted urban design drivers to safer communities.
(as presented to the LT plan Bob, you know, you were there. Remember, you said I was disrespectful. Its on the record.)
In the spirit of "Time to Talk" Bob, I would be happy to arrange for you and the CCC officials to meet with Executive Director of the Volunteer Committee of Lawyers, King County Bar Association and Washington State Senator, Roger Goodman.
Some of his connections include:
King County Bar Association
Church Council of Greater Seattle
King County Medical Society
League of Women Voters of Washington
Loren Miller Bar Association
Municipal League of King County
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washington
Seattle League of Women Voters
Washington Academy of Family Physicians
Washington Osteopathic Medical Association
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Washington Society of Addiction Medicine
Washington State Bar Association
Washington State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Washington State Medical Association
Washington State Pharmacy Association
Washington State Psychiatric Association
Washington State Psychological Association
Washington State Public Health Association
And he can offer some insight into what they think works....
If your going to be in Seattle - The next Seattle Hempfest is August 15-16, The event spans three Seattle waterfront parks: Elliott Bay Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, and Olympic Sculpture Park.
You can get there... by car, bicycle, train, bus, boat and plane. Walking is good!
More people than an Ellerslie Flower Show! And it's FREE!
Won't cost us rate-payers a cent.
Perhaps Roger will host you there, if you ask nicely.
sig: Blair Anderson
ph (643) 389 4065 cell 027 265 7219
(PS: note the drop in price of NZ coastal properties Bob!, how long will South Spit 'housing' be insurable? The life of a mortgage?)