"The city we describe, although fictitious, is largely an amalgamation of real cities. These innovations are actually occurring in places across the country and around the world. This place is within reach of Canadian municipalities now,” states Louise Brennan.
"Perhaps, if we make enough estimates of enough factors, the errors in estimation, high and low, will average out to the right answer. This is where voodoo really comes in handy. The good news is that, as Dr. Debo says, 'Who can prove you are wrong?' Well, the Omniscient Being can, but is probably busy elsewhere," writes Andy Reese.
“We have arrived at a good place, but the journey has not been easy. In fact, we had to work our way through some pretty contentious periods. We persevered, we adapted and we progressed. We want other local governments to know about the good, the bad and the ugly of the Coquitlam story so that they may learn from our experience and know that it is okay to stumble,” states Peter Steblin.
“The Town of Gibsons has recognized, formally and in practice, that nature, and the ecosystems services that it provides, are a fundamental and integral part of the Town’s infrastructure system. Gibsons is one of the first communities in North America to do so,” stated Emanuel Machado.
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