Taking It Personal ...

Taking It Personal ...

Postby spooker » Feb 1st, 2019, 4:47 pm

We always complain that someone is doing something to wreck the city ... or someone is not doing something that wrecks the city ...

How many of these options would you be willing to do to improve Kelowna?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90287193/25-simple-resolutions-you-can-make-to-improve-your-city-in-2019

Yes, this is written by a former Director of City Planning for Vancouver ...
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby Because_They_Lie » Feb 1st, 2019, 5:39 pm

The link provided ends up opening to a blank page, this may be why your thread has no responses.

Check it out and repost, then we can see the 25 options you're speaking of...
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby spooker » Feb 2nd, 2019, 9:15 am

When I click on the link it shows this in my browser ...

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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby spooker » Feb 2nd, 2019, 9:41 am

spooker wrote:We always complain that someone is doing something to wreck the city ... or someone is not doing something that wrecks the city ...

How many of these options would you be willing to do to improve Kelowna?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90287193/25-simple-resolutions-you-can-make-to-improve-your-city-in-2019

Yes, this is written by a former Director of City Planning for Vancouver ...


... more detail in the link above

1. Vote in municipal elections.

2. Speak at City Hall in support of something good for your community and city, rather than just going to oppose things.

3. Choose different ways to get around your city. Walk, bike, skateboard, scooter, take public transit, as many times a week as you can.

4. If you’ve never ridden a bike for transportation (as opposed to recreation)–and especially if you oppose safe bike lanes–spend a week riding a bike to work and other places you’d normally drive to.

5. Walk, bike, or use transit to take your kids to school, and teach them to do so on their own as soon as they’re able. Its safer, healthier, and developmentally better for them, and everyone else, than it is to drive them.

6. Take public transit whenever you can, and while you’re at it, look around at and engage with the real, honest humanity on display that you’re usually blind to when you’re behind the windshield.

7. When you’re supporting your kid’s interests, chose options that are in your neighborhood or are otherwise “local,” rather than sentencing you and your kids (and everyone else) to have to drive all over the city or region.

8. Before you indulge the urge to complain about “too much traffic” or “not enough parking,” learn all you can about induced demand or the law of congestion, and practice repeating to yourself the truth that “I’m not stuck in traffic, I am traffic.”

9. Take every opportunity you can to participate in civic life.

10. Tell your elected leaders that you insist on real action on homelessness, starting with actual homes and supportive services, whether you can see its effects in your neighborhood yet or not.

11. Do everything you can to ensure that immigrants, and especially refugees, feel welcomed, supported, and valued in your community.

12. Open your eyes to whether your city is truly accessible for everyone–every curb cut or lack thereof–for the disabled, people of all ages, and for every parent with a stroller.

13. Support local arts and culture with your feet and dollars every day, so you won’t have to fight to save them when they’re under threat of closure.

14. Support your local and downtown public libraries.

15. Support your local public/farmers’ markets (and Christmas market).

16. Champion “parklets” in front of your favorite stores or cafés/restaurants, converting a parking space to a people place.

17. Rethink whether you really need the size of house you think you need.

18: Get a car-share membership instead of a car.

19: Plant a tree in your front yard, and fight for street trees on your street, in your neighborhood, and across your city.

20. Find ways to love and support your favorite historical buildings before they are threatened with demolition.

21. Get involved with (or create) community and advocacy organizations, especially ones that are for things, not just against things.

22. When it’s budget time at City Hall, pay really close attention.

23. Start reading (or read more of) the many great books on smart city making and community building out there, not as a professional, but as an engaged citizen.

24. Open your eyes to the beauty in the everyday details and occurrences in your city–in the architecture, design, nature, civic life, and people.

25. When you see an opportunity, champion something really big and remarkable in your city, and make it happen.
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby TerriJ73 » Feb 2nd, 2019, 9:50 am

This thread offends me
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby Anonymous123 » Feb 2nd, 2019, 9:59 am

TerriJ73 wrote:This thread offends me


Don’t take it personally, it’s just Castanet.
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby Because_They_Lie » Feb 2nd, 2019, 6:45 pm

spooker wrote:
spooker wrote:We always complain that someone is doing something to wreck the city ... or someone is not doing something that wrecks the city ...

How many of these options would you be willing to do to improve Kelowna?

https://www.fastcompany.com/90287193/25-simple-resolutions-you-can-make-to-improve-your-city-in-2019

Yes, this is written by a former Director of City Planning for Vancouver ...


... more detail in the link above

1. Vote in municipal elections.

2. Speak at City Hall in support of something good for your community and city, rather than just going to oppose things.

3. Choose different ways to get around your city. Walk, bike, skateboard, scooter, take public transit, as many times a week as you can.

4. If you’ve never ridden a bike for transportation (as opposed to recreation)–and especially if you oppose safe bike lanes–spend a week riding a bike to work and other places you’d normally drive to.

5. Walk, bike, or use transit to take your kids to school, and teach them to do so on their own as soon as they’re able. Its safer, healthier, and developmentally better for them, and everyone else, than it is to drive them.

6. Take public transit whenever you can, and while you’re at it, look around at and engage with the real, honest humanity on display that you’re usually blind to when you’re behind the windshield.

7. When you’re supporting your kid’s interests, chose options that are in your neighborhood or are otherwise “local,” rather than sentencing you and your kids (and everyone else) to have to drive all over the city or region.

8. Before you indulge the urge to complain about “too much traffic” or “not enough parking,” learn all you can about induced demand or the law of congestion, and practice repeating to yourself the truth that “I’m not stuck in traffic, I am traffic.”

9. Take every opportunity you can to participate in civic life.

10. Tell your elected leaders that you insist on real action on homelessness, starting with actual homes and supportive services, whether you can see its effects in your neighborhood yet or not.

11. Do everything you can to ensure that immigrants, and especially refugees, feel welcomed, supported, and valued in your community.

12. Open your eyes to whether your city is truly accessible for everyone–every curb cut or lack thereof–for the disabled, people of all ages, and for every parent with a stroller.

13. Support local arts and culture with your feet and dollars every day, so you won’t have to fight to save them when they’re under threat of closure.

14. Support your local and downtown public libraries.

15. Support your local public/farmers’ markets (and Christmas market).

16. Champion “parklets” in front of your favorite stores or cafés/restaurants, converting a parking space to a people place.

17. Rethink whether you really need the size of house you think you need.

18: Get a car-share membership instead of a car.

19: Plant a tree in your front yard, and fight for street trees on your street, in your neighborhood, and across your city.

20. Find ways to love and support your favorite historical buildings before they are threatened with demolition.

21. Get involved with (or create) community and advocacy organizations, especially ones that are for things, not just against things.

22. When it’s budget time at City Hall, pay really close attention.

23. Start reading (or read more of) the many great books on smart city making and community building out there, not as a professional, but as an engaged citizen.

24. Open your eyes to the beauty in the everyday details and occurrences in your city–in the architecture, design, nature, civic life, and people.

25. When you see an opportunity, champion something really big and remarkable in your city, and make it happen.


There are many things on this list that I would and have participated in and some not on the list which I consider great for a healthy community.

The Smart City options throw me off however, I am NOT on board for the SMART WORLD that is in the making and covertly installing itself in our local communities.

SMART anything is actually the polar opposite - to me, it means the death of a healthy society and its people.
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby Not PC » Feb 2nd, 2019, 8:44 pm

TerriJ73 wrote:This thread offends me


Your being offended, offends me. I'm triggered, and need a safe space.
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby TerriJ73 » Feb 2nd, 2019, 8:56 pm

Not PC wrote:
TerriJ73 wrote:This thread offends me


Your being offended, offends me. I'm triggered, and need a safe space.


Sorry about that
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Re: Taking It Personal ...

Postby Andy S » Feb 3rd, 2019, 7:23 pm

Don't regret calling out your first feeling about this subject T. You're not alone.
One can always reason with reason.

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