What we’ve done right in Cowichan and what we’ve done wrong: community design talk fascinating

What we’ve done right in Cowichan and what we’ve done wrong: community design talk fascinating

I’d like to thank the CVRD for sponsoring a fabulous talk by Charles Montgomery, a former local boy.

Community design talk fascinating

I’d like to thank the CVRD for sponsoring a fabulous talk by Charles Montgomery, a former local boy.

The topic was how design affects the happiness of a community. I’ll never see the town in quite the same way again. As it happens my neighbourhood of Quamichan Heights figured frequently in his examples of how not to do design. Does everyone realize we have an invisible cross walk on Jaynes Road? No? Look for the inexplicable curb cuts in the curbs on either side of Jaynes near the Lakes Road junction.

If you missed the talk, try to find someone who was there and discuss it. The next presentation in the series is at VIU on Oct. 18. Consult CVRD’s website for more info. If it is as good as Charles’s presentation you won’t want to miss it.

Susan Smith

Quamichan