I was downtown a couple days ago and noticed a kid in one of the condo windows staring blankly at the people walking by. This pad was facing the street and facing southwest (ie, not much sunlight… and absolutely none in Vancouver winters).
How many kids live in downtown apartments? That’s how many kids are gonna suck at sports and shy away from the sun in coming years. I guess I’d never given much thought to the implications of ecodensity on the lifestyles of the next generation, but my stroll the other day certainly surfaced some concerns.