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Saturday, 15 November 2008

Walking the walk on urban redesign ?

A couple of interesting articles:

From Planeitzen:

To Re-Imagine Cities, Re-Imagine Urban Design - Oil is running out and the climate is changing. How this impacts cities will largely be determined by how the urban design field reacts.

According to the Ottawa Citizen, it seems that Ottawa is considering taking the advice to heart:

More transit, fewer roads in city's new master plan - Hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of Ottawa road projects will be postponed until at least the middle of the next decade or even cancelled to pay for the city's new mass-transit plan, if city council follows its own staff's advice.

I wonder if the Chief Peguis Trail extension and similar big ticket road projects would get shelved here in favour of freeing up cash for our embrionic rapid transit plans ?

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