Friday, January 15, 2010

read all about it

Below are two articles about the proposed ferry port landing. It is a bit heated if you look at the comments section. We are not held to these situations, but I thought you should know about public debate.

Question for you guys: I have been going back and forth on the question of whether we should ask for a meeting with people in the government (mayor's office) who have been looking at this potential project. On the one hand it seems like they would have good insight into the "reality" of the situation, but on the other hand, sometimes too much focus on this bogs the creative part of the project down. In general, people in government like to meet with students, so I don't think it would be a problem getting the meeting, but wanted to throw it out there as a public debate. So, what do you think?

Here are the articles:


  1. I think it might be interesting to stop over at the mayor's office, even if only to gain some more perspective on previous project investigations within the area.

  2. I agree that meeting with government officials could provide us with a broader perspective on the political implications present. Whether we decide to fully embrace the limitations they suggest or not, I think the exchange could be informative.

  3. It would be interesting to hear from people who have been dealing with the site conditions and toying with ideas for it.
    It just depends on how long we should speak with them. We're only there for a short while, and does reality necessarily need to set in just yet?

  4. I think it would be interesting to hear about the problems with building a port and how they are potentially dealing with it..