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It Pays to be Urban: How New Urbanism saves cities—money

With thanks to: Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Thursday February 9, 2012 | 7pm
Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall (note the date)

Peter Katz, Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia; author; consultant

Peter Katz is a key founder of New Urbanism, a movement that takes the good aspects from the old cities we love – walkability, density, mix of uses, and even the front porch – and melds them into today’s cities.

Join Peter, as he reflects on the evolution of New Urbanism beyond its design and environmental roots. Peter’s discussion will demonstrate that New Urbanist mixed-use neighbourhoods not only satisfy our desires for communities with a good quality of life, but also generate sustainable municipal finances.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: A historical tour of planning in the National Capital

Dr. David Gordon, Director and Professor, SURP, Queen’s University

Join capital historian David Gordon for an engaging discussion of which planning and urban design decisions went right and which ones did not. David will highlight missed opportunities and projects that thankfully were never built.

Urban Forum thanks their 2011-2012 Season Sponsors:
Golder Associates, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Citizen, Ontario Professional Planner Institute, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada | Architecture Canada, Ottawa Regional Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

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