Alain Miguelez is an Ottawa urban planner.

OPINION: Ten reasons to be optimistic about Ottawa in 2012

2011 was the year in which urban planning and development became the confirmed fashionable topic of conversation around town. What... Read More

MIGUELEZ: Five Reasons Intensification Will Work

Editor’s note: For residents of Ottawa’s core neighbourhoods, change is in the air. Mainstreets from Westboro to... Read More

OPINION: It’s time we made sidewalk blockers pay

Have we lost our collective ability to live in the city – to be true cityzens? Now that suburban generations have existed for almost... Read More

The infill wars: a case study from Old Ottawa South

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Opinion: time is right for teenage transit to grow up

Reading my friend Chris Bradshaw’s recent Spacing Ottawa opinion piece on rapid transit reminds me of the challenges of a growing... Read More

The history of the Ottawa subway

As Ottawa takes decisive steps toward giving itself a downtown subway, it is fascinating to find that this is actually the fourth time... Read More

Opinion: Lansdowne is a key city-building project

What better topic to kick off Spacing Ottawa than with Lansdowne Park? It has attracted a great deal of controversy and... Read More