BRINGING UP HAPPY, HEALTHY KIDS IN
As seen in New Home & Condo Guide
Written by Stephanie Macdonald
February 20 – March 6 edition
In many places, raising your family in an apartment is pretty much a given. Highly livable urban environments like Hong Kong, New York and Paris have many larger apartments where families live and thrive. Metro Vancouver, being newer, is a bit behind the curve. But good urban planning is providing more places for families to fit into the urban environment, because cities benefit from families, and, it turns out, there are lots of benefits to raising children in an urban milieu as well.
In terms of the environment, concentrating human activities in one place significantly reduces our carbon footprint, and encouraging people to live downtown reduces pollution, lowers energy consumption and counteracts urban sprawl.