Ottawa: A City Grows Up

Friday November 25, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. at the Almonte United Church Social Hall

Speaker: Alain Miguelez

Topic: Ottawa: A City Grows Up


This presentation will recap some the salient changes and transformations in Ottawa over the last decade, and delve into the major projects and initiatives that are in the pipeline and will further transform the city and its region. Particular attention will be placed on the urban core, where significant investments in rapid transit, commercial and residential projects, and a renewed attention on urban design, are placing a new spotlight on one of Canada’s most liveable and enjoyable downtowns. The session will conclude with remarks on some of Ottawa’s key up-and-coming areas and neighbourhoods. Several points of particular interest to Almonte will be discussed.

Speaker’s Profile:

Alain Miguelez is currently the program manager of Development Review for the Inner Urban area of Ottawa. He has been with the City since 2002, and started in the Planning Policy branch where he worked on long-range population and housing forecasts for the City, the new Residential Land Strategy and the Annual Development Report. Prior to that, he was Senior Market Analyst for Ottawa at CMHC. He started out in planning with McNeely-Tunnock of Orleans and also consulted with Maxgroup Associates of Ottawa.

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