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Taylor’s Low Light-Rail Expectations

Here comes the western light-rail spin, this time from Bay Councillor Mark Taylor: “Through this process we have found a better option than any of us would have hoped for.” Taylor’s standards are amazingly low.

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Harder Praises Local Planning Control

This is a release from planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder: Statement from Councillor Jan Harder, Chair of Planning Committee. The City welcomes the Smart Growth initiatives announced by the Ontario Government today. Streamlining the development-approval process, reducing the number of … Continue reading

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Harder On LeBreton: Top 10 List

Ahh, planning committee chairwoman Jan Harder. Yes, Jan Harder. Glebe residents weep when they hear that name. For Harder has that suburban ethos. Build big things all over the place as long as everyone has a driveway, a garage, four … Continue reading

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Commercial Plan Badly Flawed: Activist

This is a comment from Hintonburg community activist Jay Baltz on the place to rezone parts of residential area to commercial: The original goal of this study, which was to add zoning permission at specific properties to allow existing corner … Continue reading

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Leave It To The Planning Department

The dream of quiet residential living still survives but the City of Ottawa is doing its best to end it. — Here is why people love their homes. This might come as news to city staff and a journalist or … Continue reading

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The Capital’s Forgotten Plan: Padolsky Essay

— Architect Barry Padolsky should be declared a heritage site or some such thing for the interesting and sometimes odd bits of history he unearths. Padolsky is one of the great natural resources in the community. What would Ottawa do without … Continue reading

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NIMBY’s A Bad Word: Bulldog Poll Results

Don’t be sayin’ no NIMBY ’round here. That’s what the Dawg Pact said in Tuesday’s poll. NIMBY is a word that should not be raised in planning talk, according to Bulldog readers. For the poll results, see below:

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NIMBY is a slur word

Here are more comments on NIMBY as a planning term: Robert Roberts says: January 19, 2015 at 5:29 PM Citizens would like to feel that city hall is on their side. It is not. Citizen concerns are dismissed as NIMBYism.

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Should NIMBY Be Used In Planning Debates? Bulldog Poll

Last weekend the topic of NIMBYism was thoroughly discussed on The Bulldog. But here’s an opportunity to express your views concerning the term used on people who live near to major projects and don’t want them. Cast your vote: Should the … Continue reading

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Let’s Animate Ottawa: Cohen

The National Capital Commission and Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen would like to “animate” Ottawa’s waterways. Sounds like something Walt Disney might do. Would it go something like the above?  — Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen (otherwise known as the chairman of … Continue reading

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