‘Ottawa’ Nussbaum’s Planning Presentation During Conference Irks Some at City Hall
A councillor’s presentation at a national conference partially highlighting the perceived dark sides of municipal planning has raised eyebrows in some offices at Ottawa City Hall.
Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum delivered a presentation called Fixing the 5 ‘i’s’ of Planning Failure during a Canadian Institute of Planners conference in Quebec City in July.
The presentation bemoans the influence developers have on the planning process, flags the lack of knowledge people, including politicians, have of planning issues and highlights examples from planning files at the City of Ottawa.
For example, in the presentation he points to the city’s plan to widen the Airport Parkway when it’s also trying to improve the adjacent O-Train Trillium Line.