Useful Moratoriums for Climate Change

To reduce the impacts of climate change and peak oil – Urbanworkbench hereby proclaims support for a one year moratorium on the following installations in all parts of the Kootenays.

    A Wal-Mart chain store
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  • Parking Lagoons and other unnecessary impervious surfaces
  • Strip Malls
  • One storey commercial developments
  • Big Box Stores
  • Car Dealerships
  • Fast Food Outlets
  • Gaming Centres
  • Sprawling Developments
  • Highway intersections

No offence to any of the people who promote these types of developments or currently earn a living from these endeavours; but businesses models have to change to reflect current circumstances.

At the end of a one year period, it would be appropriate to determine if there have been any social or region-wide economic consequences of the moratorium, and adjust as needed.