NCC/CCN Capital Urbanism Lab tomorrow

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Capital Urbanism Lab
Lecture Series 2015–2016

Labo d’urbanisme de la capitale
Série de conférences 2015-2016

Ecodesign for Cities

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

With Larry Beasley and Jonathan Barnett

The authors of the book Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, will explain how it is possible to make suburbs into viable economic centres, and how this can be applied to Canada’s Capital Region. The public will have the opportunity to address their comments and questions to the two authors. More information.

Register before noon on September 30

Capital Urbanism Lab
NCC Headquarters
40 Elgin Street, 5th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario

L’écoconception des villes et des banlieues,

avec Larry Beasley et Jonathan Barnett

Les auteurs du livre Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, expliqueront comment il est possible de faire des banlieues des pôles économiques viables et comment cela pourrait s’appliquer à la région de la capitale du Canada. Le public aura l’occasion d’adresser ses commentaires et ses questions aux conférenciers. Plus d’information.

Réservez avant midi le 30 septembre

Labo d’urbanisme de la capitale
Siège social de la CCN
40, rue Elgin, 5e étage
Ottawa (Ontario)

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Important meeting tonight on future development in Overbrook

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in the future of our neighbourhood, tonight’s meeting is for you. Alain Miguelez will clarify the intent of the City’s planning bylaws Infill I and II and their implications for our community.

Look forward to seeing you there at 6:30 pm at the Community Centre. We’ll have refreshments to keep you going!

 

 

 

Volunteers are vital to our community! Do you have talents to share?

For close to forty years, Overbrook residents have volunteered with the Overbrook Community Association (OCA), and the neighbourhood has benefited from their activities.

The Association has influenced such matters as

  • banning trucks on the Vanier Parkway
  • developing an Overbrook Neighbourhood Planning Study (1978)
  • advocating for developments in keeping with the neighbourhood
  • pressuring for reforestation
  • organizing spring and fall cleanups
  • refurbishing Riverside Memorial and Lawson parks
  • creating Overbrook Community Gardens
  • reviving our community newspaper, Nouvelles d’Overbrook News

to name only a few.

There is still work to be done

  • monitoring new developments
  • settling the urban lane issue
  • protecting heritage properties
  • pressing for safer streets
  • pushing for cycling networks
  • organizing community fun days

Have you special talents and some time to help in the community? Here are some opportunities you might want to consider:

Book Nook co-ordinator:

The Book Nook, located in the lobby of the Overbrook Community Centre, needs someone who loves books and has time once a week to pop by the Centre to ensure the books are current and attractively displayed. We have a stock of books that need rotating through the seasons.

Community Events co-organizer:

For many years, the OCA has worked with the director of the Overbrook Community Centre and with the community developer of Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre to organize two community events — “Carnival Overbrook” on Family Day and “Overbrook Community Day” on the last Saturday in August. The organizational template is in place; the job entails about three organizing meetings, gathering volunteers, and keeping track of finances.

Newspaper volunteer:

A number of opportunities exist to help with this vital communications tool, from selling ads to delivering three times a year in March, June and September.

Committee work:

What is your passion? Ensuring development in keeping with the neighbourhood, preserving our heritage, working for safe streets, encouraging sustainability through growing our own food or cycling to work? There are opportunities for you to contribute.

Board work:

With a strong “infrastructure” in place (constitution & bylaws, code of conduct, terms of reference for each committee) the OCA is looking for volunteers to join the team. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a collaborative board to make a difference in our community.

To volunteer or to get more information, email Wendy at info@overbrook.ca.