The City of Ottawa's Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability Department is offering the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process.
The program is a series of half-day courses. The series includes two core courses and two elective courses.
The core courses, called Primer I and Primer II, describe the legislative and policy basis under which land-use planning decisions are made, the way policy documents are amended and how to make a development application.
In 2009, elective courses will include a session on urban design