By Robb Barnes, Apartment613, May 25, 2021
Green space in Ottawa is at a crossroads. This year we’ll see the passage of the city’s new Official Plan, a major policy and land use plan which will shape Ottawa’s urban form to 2046 and beyond. We have a major opportunity here to protect our tree canopy, provide better access to parks and other green spaces, and to hold the line on further urban sprawl.
The challenge we’re facing today, which will only intensify in years to come, is about how to successfully balance green space protection with development.