On February 22, 2020 more than 125 people from community-based organizations across the city came together to plan ways to influence the shape of the Official Plan and a pending Council decision on the urban boundary. This post contains the workshop agenda and presentations that set the table for action planning. The files are secure PDF documents for viewing only. For ease of viewing, some have also been posted to the Video page on this site.
A People's Official Plan for Ottawa's Climate Emergency
A Place to Share, Learn and Act
Ottawa’s new Official Plan will be a policy framework for the physical development of Ottawa to 2045. It defines key targets and policies for land use and related housing and infrastructure decisions. Other strategic plans of the City of Ottawa, including the Climate Change Master Plan, the Transportation Master Plan, the Greenspace Master Plan and the Waste Management Master Plan, among others, take their lead from the Official Plan.
Since April, 2019 community-based organizations have come together face-to-face and online to influence the shape of Ottawa's new Official Plan and related City Council decisions. We have two common concerns. First, that the new Official Plan is not moving far enough and fast enough on the climate emergency and related housing and homelessness emergency. Second, that the City's consultation process is missing the opportunity to co-create this important public policy with people rather than for people.
This site is a place to share, learn and act as a task oriented alliance of neighbourhood, environmental and equity seeking groups working together to influence the shape of Ottawa's new Official Plan and related Council decisions.