Urbanism
May 11, 2018

Bye Bye Farmland: City of Richmond Chooses Mega-Mansions Instead


If you’ve been following the debacle in the City of Richmond over the provincially-designated Agricultural Land Reserve — and how that land is not being protected for such use — you’ve learned that municipal government can’t always be trusted to put its own, stated interests in food security and access to agricultural land ahead of the interests of a few privileged people.
The influence of developers, as they buy agricultural land cheaply and reap extraordinary profits from the building of mansions and private grounds, has spread like wildfire.

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