Well a lot has happened in the last year. The job went well. I can say I was part of a winning big to build a new light rail system in Canada. Indeed, a unique one: Waterloo's LRT will be a first for a small city in Canada (the service area has a population of about 350,000). This is a perfect example of infratructure as a catalyst. The Region of Waterloo is looking to higher order transit to drive its goals of becoming a more dense, urban place. Already in downtown Kitchener, new residential development are popping up all over, and tech companies continue to move in, taking over and renovating the stock of hundred year old commercial and industrial spaces.
With the bid phase over I am taking a pause for myself this summer. I am looking forward to getting back to Social Infrastructure, and posting my commentary and images on the ever popular these days infrastructure file. I am doing some traveling this summer so I hope to include some international content as well. Stay tuned!