Housekeeping (again)

by Yule Heibel on July 7, 2008

Sleep-deprived but feeling like it’s vacation time, I’m happy to say I finally got my August FOCUS Magazine article finished (it was due some days ago).  Maybe it took forever to write because it deals with BC Provincial Legislation, which is typically written in language that has the effect of a soporific potion. I challenge anyone try sounding sexy/ interesting/ whatever about urban planning when you’re tied up in clauses.

The article describes Bill 27, and after I spent nearly 800 words of my word allotment to explain what Bill 27 entails, I overstepped my word limit to write about what we (in Victoria) might do with it.  One idea?  Use the special Development Permit Area provision to create a Dockside Green version 2.0 in Harris Green.

While I’m off now to attend to mundane housekeeping in my non-virtual (what a silly way of saying “real”) domain, I do have plans this week (finally!) to upload my PDFs of articles (from February or March through July).  That process languished, partly because of upload limits on the Berkman server that hosts my blog.  But I recently discovered Scribd, which seems perfect for what I need.  Another service (as yet unexplored by me) is Issuu.  Might try both.

But first it’s laundry.


Davin July 7, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Hi Yule,

I like the sounds of this. Looking forward to reading your article in the next Focus. When is it due out?

Yule July 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm

It’ll be out at the end of this month, typically by the 27th or 28th.

Bill 27 is really interesting, and I hope it doesn’t get mired in the partisan muck of knee-jerk anti-BC Liberal reaction, so typical of some political types here.

The Bill aims for eco-goals and practically insists (with carrot and stick) on innovation, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s great. I don’t care if “Gordo” is behind it or some NDP wonk, the important thing is to give cities more autonomy and kick them into doing the right thing.

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