is critical to change and growth. And there appears to be some fairly significant change afoot in Vancouver, with tactics to achieve greater housing affordability leading the way. This is quite refreshing as Vancouver has been somewhat guilty of celebrating the mistakes they have not made, rather than their bold innovations.

The City’s efforts to avoid planning blunders have often translated into a reluctance to take chances, stifling urban design innovation. We see time and time again that when major decisions strive to please everyone, they end up satisfying no one. It's essential to strike a balance between prudence and a willingness to take calculated risks for genuine progress to thrive.

Sometimes, we need to learn from our mistakes.