Celebrating the amazing people and places in our communities with former Saanich Councillor Dean Murdock
#60 What's a Woonerf? w/ John O'Brien & Robin Drader
Episode 60 of Amazing Places! What even is a Woonerf?? You may have seen it at Oaklands Rise. Or maybe you've been impressed by them in European cities. John O'Brien & Robin Drader drop by the podcast to tell us about the sidewalk-free walking experience that is the Oaklands Rise Woonerf.
#59 Supporting our community's most vulnerable w/ Adam Richards & Joanne Linka
Episode 59 of Amazing Places! The Cridge Centre for the Family has been a fixture in our community for 148 years. Adam Richards and Joanne Linka stop by the podcast to talk about the amazing services and people who support our community's most vulnerable.
Adam Richards is the Cridge Centre CEO. Joanne Linka is the Manager, Communications and Fund Development.
Check out the Cridge Centre services: https://cridge.org/
#58 Election 2021: Housing w/ Leo Spalteholz
A special federal election episode of Amazing Places! Housing is a major issue in this election. Housing Analyst, Leo Spalteholz is on the podcast this week to tell us what each of the federal parties is promising and what it will mean for getting housing built in the Capital Region.
Leo is a contributor to the blog househuntvictoria.ca
#57 Diverse & inclusive housing in Saanich w/ Zac de Vries
Episode 57 of Amazing Places! Will Saanich succeed in creating more housing in the community? Saanich Councillor Zac de Vries is back on the podcast this week to talk about Saanich's brand new Housing Strategy. We discuss some of the actions identified in the strategy and what it will take to have a meaningful impact.
You can find Saanich's Housing Strategy here: https://www.saanich.ca/assets/Community/Documents/Planning/housing-strategy-web.pdf
#56 "The perfect highway alternative" - Rapid Transit w/ Eric Doherty
Episode 56 of Amazing Places! We spend millions on highways, overpasses and fly-overs and end up with the same result - more traffic. Eric Doherty thinks that investing in Rapid Transit will move more people, more quickly, with fewer GHG emissions.
Eric Doherty is the co-chair of Greater Victoria Acting Together’s Climate Action Research Team
Check out Greater Victoria Acting Together http://www.gvat.ca/
#55 Sustainable transportation w/ Neil Arason
Episode 55 of Amazing Places! Neil Arason is back to talk about sustainable transportation. We discuss the environmental impacts of motor vehicles and our transportation system. Neil offers more sustainable solutions, including the 15-minute city and inter-city rail travel.
Neil is a road safety expert and author of No Accident: Eliminating Injury and Death on Canadian Roads