Are there any plans to put Christopher Hume's talk online?
There's a brief article about the talk here: http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/415...ast-potential/
This comment is on point: “It looks shabby, run down, lots of empty stores, lots of empty lots.”
Halifax has a lot of neighbourhoods that don't work correctly because they don't have enough people living in them. There aren't enough people to support shops to fill up the storefronts and offer all the goods and services that residents need. Additional density in the core would make it more attractive for businesses, would provide a better tax base for the municipality, and would help with problems like dwindling school enrolments. In the future I hope more people will stop thinking of urban infill as an imposition on their already perfect neighbourhood and start thinking about the best ways to accommodate the increased density that their neighbourhood needs to be viable. In the neighbourhoods the dialogue needs to shift away from the unhelpful building height turf wars and needs to address the question of how to best support the added density that is needed.