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.

Published by Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada.