City Forum on Planning – May 4

Note that this event also will be web cast on, for those who wish to attend remotely.

From: Sheila Perry <>
Date: 8 April 2016 at 00:13
Subject: City Planning and Development E-newsletter – April 2016

Greetings to all FCA Planning and Zoning Contacts:

Please find attached an invitation to participate in the City of Ottawa “Building Better Connections” Forum
Date: May 4, 2016
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Please share this with your Community Association members and encourage them to participate.
You are encouraged to post this on your CA website.
I am very pleased that John Campbell will be the keynote speaker. His experience and credentials are exemplary.

Best regards,
Sheila Perry,
VP and Liaison,
Planning and Zoning,

City of Ottawa

Planning and Development

Message from Councillor Jan Harder, Chair of Planning Committee

It has been about seven months since Planning and Growth Management launched the Planning and Development e-newsletter. I am so pleased to see the number of subscribers increasing week over week. People are interested and engaged which I feel will lead to us, building Ottawa better, together!

Mark your calendars! Building Better Connections is May 4, 2016. This will be our first combination forum and webinar. Those interested are invited to attend Ottawa City Hall in person or participate online.

I am very excited about this event which will feature John Campbell – a visionary planner who redefined the Toronto Waterfront. Mr. Campbell was the President and CEO of Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation that undertook the largest urban revitalization project in North American history. The project was founded in the themes of deterring urban sprawl, promoting transit, enhancing design excellence, quality of life, and sustainability.

Following a question and answer with Mr. Campbell, our Planning staff will present a preview of two Planning Primer electives that are being created the Committee of Adjustment 101 and How to Present at a Standing Committee. Please see below for details on how to register and take part in Ottawa’s newest planning event. I do hope to see you there.

Bringing together Ottawa’s planning community

Presenting live and by webcast
John Campbell, Former President and CEO
Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation

May 4, 2016

7 to 9 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall
Council Chambers
110 Laurier Avenue W.

Register for the event

To be part of our live audience at City Hall, please RSVP before April 29. Seating is limited.

You are invited to join Ottawa’s planning community and learn from John Campbell, former President and CEO of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation. He will share his experiences and answer audience members’ questions about leading redevelopment projects, ensuring design excellence and sustainability for the future, within the public realm. Following John’s presentation, city planning staff will offer practical tips for residents interested in presenting at city standing committees and insights about the workings of the City’s Committee of Adjustment.

This event will be webcast on and conducted in both official languages.

Our Keynote Speaker
John Campbell

John Campbell was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation and was responsible for leading the estimated $34 billion revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront. John will share his experience leading revitalization and redevelopment projects. His presentation will include the importance of public consultation and engagement, design excellence, sustainability for the future, and the public realm.

Our Featured Presentations
Preview of Upcoming Planning Primer Electives

Come join us for a preview of two upcoming Planning Primer elective courses: Committee of Adjustment 101 and How to Present at a Standing Committee. At the end of the featured presentations, live audience members and webcast participants will be able to ask questions and guide the final course content.

Join Our Webcast Audience

Can’t make it downtown? Be part of our webcast audience and join our interactive chat session while the presentations take place.
Click here to receive a notification and link to the webcast when it is live.
Building Better Connections is an initiative of the Planning and Growth Management Department to bring together members of Ottawa’s planning community and provide a space for meaningful discussion.

For more information:
613-580-2424 extension 24375

Please let us know if you require specific accommodations or arrangements.

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