By unanimous vote, Ottawa's city council approved the contract to build a $2.1 billion light rail system for the Canadian capital this week, reports David Reevely. The vote comes after the failure of a similarly bold rail plan approved six years ago.
Dec 21, 2012 The Ottawa Citizen
City councillors in Ottawa, Canada are caught up in a convoluted struggle over their ability to control the region's urban growth boundary.
May 14, 2009 The Ottawa Citizen
The new master plan for Ottawa calls for a radical rethink of priorities, postponing at least $84 million in road building to focus on creating a 'compact, transit city'.
Nov 14, 2008 The Ottawa Citizen
Sewage issues in Ottawa are bringing attention to the significant infrastructure problems associated with sprawl.
Sep 1, 2008 The Ottawa Citizen
<p>Dimitri Roussopoulos of Urban Ecology and Capital Councillor Clive Doucet make the case that city planning in Ottawa ignores the smart growth plan in place, is driven by economics, and is not in the best interest of communities.</p>
Jun 2, 2008 The Ottawa Citizen
<p>To make North American cities more bicycle friendly, planners should look to Stockholm, Sweden and Freiburg, Germany -- two European cities were bikes and cars happily co-exist on the street.</p>
May 15, 2008 The Ottawa Citizen
<p>A transportation official in Toronto is hoping to convince colleagues that the system should allow advertisers to buy naming rights for transit stops in the city as a way of increasing revenue, but many remain opposed.</p>
Apr 30, 2008 The Ottawa Citizen
<p>Rural communities in Ottawa are being wiped out as urban trends take over the minds of developers and consumers. Rural residents are looking at ways to preserve the character of their communities.</p>
Apr 11, 2008 The Ottawa Citizen
<p>This editorial argues that cities should build transit the way they used to build cathedrals: with a long-term mindset from the start.</p>
Mar 10, 2008 The Ottawa Citizen
<p>Amid recent talk amongst Canadian officials about the future of Canada's capital city, Ottawa, some say the government city is too square to become an international destination. But others see a way for Ottawa to "swagger".</p>
Apr 22, 2007 The Ottawa Citizen