The time for infill development action is now

There is tension between our official planning goals and how we implement them. This is inherent in how applications come forward for approval and the…

October 27, 2022

Should you bother voting?

Should you bother voting? This question comes up often; some people are disenfranchised by politics or are unsure of who to vote for so they…

October 24, 2022

Conflict of interest within municipal politics

A municipal election is supposed to be about expressing your support for a candidate, for their vision of your city and community.  Over the last…

October 19, 2022

Ending homelessness in Ottawa

Ottawa has a housing crisis. Like many municipalities in Canada, we struggle to build enough housing that is affordable to the average family, let alone build…

August 12, 2022

Architecture’s most important elements

Roman architect and engineer Vitruvius stated that architecture provides firmness, commodity, and delight; Firmness in the integrity and durability of a structure whereas Commodity is…

July 5, 2022

Ottawa can’t build ’15-minute neighbourhoods’ without ensuring access to healthy, affordable food

Ottawa’s new Official Plan (OP) emphasizes the need to develop 15-minute neighbourhoods throughout the city. But what is a 15-minute neighbourhood and why is this…

June 17, 2022