[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9QcCdxB8iE]Out of frustration with the current evolution of the Comox Valley Growth Strategy and the Update to the Town of Comox OCP, I have been inspired to create this blog. My intention is to expose the public to the realities of these and other development processes that will impact the Comox Valley. In this first post, I have included a short video that I put together over the past few days to show how a meaningful OCP Update or Growth Strategy could be assembled. Modelled after the RS Animate Youtube videos and the great work of Hans Peter Meyer in the CV2050 series, this video demonstrates the process of “systems based”, or “site adpative” design. The example exercise uses just a few of many important criteria that would form a part of a more thorough plan. I have tried to simplify the information so that the public can see that a meaningful process would be easily understandable to them. Layers of background information would be clearly presented. The final plan would be obvious as the final Overlay. Nothing would just show up unexplained or without reason. There is no politics involved in this kind of exercise, rather it is a collaboration of local expertise, research and innovative planning principles. I would love to hear what you think.