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Trees and Suburban Houses: Roots and Foundations – the Underground Conflict

Septmber 29, 2010 | 7pm
Champlain Room, Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Avenue West

Special Lecture Partner:
Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

with James Urban, FASLA

As we struggle to preserve Ottawa’s urban forest a new challenge has arisen to the planting of trees in developing areas of the city. Has marine clay soil left behind by Lake Champlain created a conflict between the stability of house foundations and the trees that grace our streets?

James Urban is a Landscape Architect who has worked for the past thirty years on the challenges of planting and maintaining the urban forest. James will share with us many of the strategies that he has developed to support healthy tree populations in urban conditions.

Interested in the Wednesday daytime technical seminar with James Urban?
Contact the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects www.oala.ca

Urban Forum thanks their 2010-2011 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.

Coming Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

NIMBYism & Affordable Housing

Marni Cappe, President of CIP, Housing and Policy Analyst

Sean Gadon, Affordable Housing Office, City of Toronto

Jo-Anne Poirier, CEO, Ottawa Community Housing

Integrating affordable housing in built communities is a difficult task.  Join us as three renowned speakers discuss the challenges and shared experiences they have in promoting affordable housing.


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