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Vancouver and its mayor will be the stars at an international convention in Paris next week that touts the city as the entrepreneurial, high-tech model for the new urbanism of the 21st century.
ICLEI has a group in almost every city (yes yours too!) and they are responsible for pushing the Agenda 21 propaganda. It would make sense that he is the president as Vancouver is the shining example of Agenda 21
Today the INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) joined by the UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT announced the creation of Business Action for Sustainable Development (Agenda 21) 2012 (BASD2012). Chad Holiday Chairman of Bank of America and former CEO of Dupont have agreed to chair the event!
Jean-Guy Carrier, International Chamber of Commerce Acting General Secretary stated in this article on the US CHAMBER OF COMMERCES website “The private sector is a crucial partner in creating solutions to today’s pressing development and environmental challenges and is already active on many fronts!” “At the same time, there is still much to be done in ramping up businesses contribution to (his words not mine) ADVANCING AGENDA 21 and the Millenium Development Goals as we head towards RIO+20.
But being familiar with the Agenda 21 outline I started going to the city council meetings and have heard all the lingo and seen all the plans. Huge towers in tiny areas called "densification", or as our former Mayor has tried to trademark "Eco-Density", with rapid transit lines connecting them all. Condos on top, retail on the bottom. Telus, a huge telecommunications company here, is building a tower called "Telus Gardens" which it promotes as a place to live and work! Watch the video below -
Originally posted by wrdwzrd
I have lived here for quite some time but now the plan is really kicking into full gear. Our horizon is filled with empty glass condo towers. Nobody can afford to live in them yet they continue to build them.
Back in 2009, Yan looked at data from BC Hydro and the City of Vancouver to determine whether most downtown condos were sitting empty, as per local realty folklore (BC Hydro classified a condo as empty if it uses less than 75 kWh of electricity per month, the city suggested a threshold of 100 kWh).
Yan selected a sample of some 2,400 condos spread across 13 buildings in downtown Vancouver and found an average of 5.5 (BC Hydro numbers) to 8.5 (city numbers) per cent of units in the study population had usage rates suggesting they were sitting empty, to his mind disproving the myth that most of Vancouver's downtown apartments have absent offshore owners.
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
We once lived in a Garden of Eden. This looks like a "garden" from the pits of hell. No thanks. I would rather live off the land.