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

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 | 7pm

Geneva Hall, Knox Presbyterian Church (120 Lisgar Street)

**Please note the venue change**  

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

A subway under downtown in 1915?  A major freeway under Laurier Avenue? A hexagonal city grid?  A hockey arena beyond the suburban fringe?  Join renowned capital planning historian and former Ottawa resident David Gordon as he takes us for an illustrated tour through the past of planning and design in Canada’s Capital.  Hear about which planning and urban design decisions went right and which ones were failures, as well as the missed opportunities and projects that thankfully were never built.

Urban Forum thanks their 2011-2012 Season Sponsors:
Golder AssociatesCity of OttawaOttawa CitizenOntario Professional Planner InstituteRoyal Architectural Institute of Canada | Architecture CanadaOttawa Regional Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.


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