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Adaptive uses to make up Ottawa’s community centre shortfall?

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Dec 152015
 
Adaptive uses to make up Ottawa's community centre shortfall?

Compared to Edmonton, for instance, one of several smaller sized Canadian cities, Ottawa suffers a huge shortfall in community centres for building communities instead of sprawl, reducing loneliness, resulting in a city of strangers.  By taking over official buildings and running them with professional staff directly, Ottawa’s expensive practice cannot afford more. Current policy as […]

Oct 182015
 

Place Making for downtown communities and local neighbourhoods Ottawa’s squares and plazas and other summer open spaces are useless to pedestrians during snow-months: Confederation Square for instance. Le Breton Flat’s big spaces are sealed off limits for almost half the year as are the NCC parklands along the River. Beyond the Green Belt and in […]