Firstly, this note is experimental. I'm not sure how this system works.
Secondly, two themes were introduced early in the 'urbanist planning' discussion that seemed very relevant:
(a) focal facilities in localities (retail, community space, libraries etc - decay and rejuvenation, public and private ownership), and
(b) the mix of specific forms of housing for relatively small, but important, groups in the population. Having said that the ageing population is not 'small'. I believe both topics relate to issues across the whole Metlink network.
Can this discussion be progressed by sharing design principles, ways and means, and positive example throughout the region? Has the Mayoral Forum produced anything that could provide a focus for the discussion?
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