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Planning Our Place in the Sun

In spite of my best intentions, I just don’t get to some public meetings. This being our short and precious summer, I’ve been more lax lately in writing for this blog as well. 556 more words

Strategic Planning

Transforming Ottawa: How Jacques Gréber's plan forever changed the capital, for better and worse

It’s difficult to imagine what Ottawa would look like today had city planner Jacques Gréber never set foot here. We would most certainly not have the Greenbelt that rings the city, nor perhaps as many of the national museums, galleries and performance venues we now enjoy. 2,312 more words

Local News

Our Place, Our Way

Regular readers of my blog have heard me mention the Transition Movement, a global collection of people in ‘Transition Towns’ who are working on projects to make their communities more resilient to potential social shocks. 313 more words

Strategic Planning

Our Place – Reimagining Our Town

The first public meeting to develop a new Official Plan for the Town of Innisfil was well attended. The Council chambers were virtually full for the opening information presentation. 349 more words


Our Place – Making It Official

The Town of Innisfil is embarking on a lengthy consultation process to develop a new Official Plan (OP) to be known as “Our Place”. The Planning Act requires a review at least every 5 years. 341 more words

Urban Planning

Ottawa Votes: Chianello fills you in on what you need to know about planning

Soon after the 2010 municipal election, Peter Hume stood in front of a 15-storey condo building that towered over everything else in the neighbourhood. It was a handsome, award-winning building, but it was on a block that was zoned for just four storeys. 2,091 more words

Local News

DAY SEVEN: MY TAKE: FINAL INSTALLMENT: Official Plan Review, Town of Lincoln

DAY SEVEN JULY 8/14, Tonight is the Night.  I wrote earlier in this series about a traditional vs non traditional approach to the Official Plan. This was all related to the decision to market the Town of Lincoln as a Centre of Agriculture Excellence. 994 more words