Fresh Eyes on Gibsons

This report represents six weeks of intensive analysis, brainstorming, synthesizing, and form-making. However, it is only a start. While many of the issues and ideas presented are already familiar to many Gibson's locals, they have not been illustrated until now. Thus, the research, building blocks, and alternate visions contained herein are intended as a source for continued dialogue and debate among Gibson's citizens and public officials. It is hoped that the research and images contained in this document will provide the seeds for further investigation and exploration, and a means for envisioning what the Town and its environs could one day become.

Part Two presents the five team proposals, each of which are divided into two sections. In the first section, Fundamental Building Blocks, teams started by composing a "manifesto" as a way of developing a strong position toward how various issues and problems facing Gibsons - as presented in Part One - were to be addressed. Using their manifesto, teams developed a series of physical directives - or patterns - that, when combined with the empirical information from Part One, would result in their physical proposition for Gibsons. The second component of each team proposal shows the synthesis of their fundamental building blocks into an overall vision for the future.

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