Some recent links of interest…
Urbsite profiles the history of the main branch of the Ottawa Public Library.
West Side Action author and Spacing contributor Eric Darwin discusses the arts of intensification and infill in a three-part series of postings. He follows that up with his perspective on the arguments between City Hall and the residents and businesses of the Bayview-Carling region over redevelopment plans there.
In the Centretown Buzz, Sarah Bradley puts forth ideas for reimagining how people can get around the downtown core. Also, David Mullaly comments on the state of the Centretown Community Design Plan and the underlying assumptions behind it.
At the Ottawa Citizen, David Reevely notes some age issues regarding the collapsed culvert that opened up a sinkhole in the 174 as raised by City Manager Kent Kirkpatrick.