San Jose Inspires Ottawa Smart Growth Summit

San Jose, CA, inspires the Ottawa 20/20 Smart Growth Summit.
March 9, 2001, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The best and worst of rapid growth and development can be seen in Ottawa's high-tech twin to the south.San Jose, California, with a population of about 900,000, has provided new inspiration to Ottawa Mayor Bob Chiarelli after his whirlwind visit to Silicon Valley this week.He came back to help plan the Ottawa 20/20 Smart Growth Summit, tentatively scheduled for June 14 to 17, a mass think-tank on how the city should -- and should not -- try to grow.For the mayor, San Jose is a lesson on the need to manage growth."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Thursday, March 8, 2001 in The Ottawa Citizen
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