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.
- 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.