In the case of illegitimate HRM, beltways and freeways are the walls they use to restrict movement between neighborhoods and to create “exclusivity” aka, segregation. Case in point, North End Dartmouth and Dartmouth Crossing or, Gaston Road and Baker Drive.

Dartmouth could certainly accommodate much more in the way of food trucks! Mmm đź™‚ “Regulations can also incorporate strategies that steer food trucks to underserved areas of a city to address equity concerns, encourage economic development and alleviate food deserts… Food trucks are great things for …

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Here is just some of the sprawl Dartmouth now subsidizes, outside the white lines of our city limits.The bright red represents construction from 2010-2016, deeper red is 2000-2010 – post amalgamation growth. There’s a reason Dartmouth stayed afloat as a municipality. We were relatively well …

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Turner Drake & Partners: 2017 (https://www.turnerdrake.com/MediaCentre/attachments/90.pdf) “Today, as office vacancy rises and market values fall in Halifax’s Central Business District, HRM (Halifax Regional Municipality) continues to gouge landlords and tenants. Realty taxes per square foot continue to rise, forcing landlords already fighting to retain tenants, …

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