The Wellington Village Community Association (WVCA) is a volunteer, non-profit community group of local residents that represents over 1,500 households in our neighbourhood.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Urban Design Elective Course 2012

From the City of Ottawa:

The last Planning Primer session for 2012 is the urban design elective, offered to residents who have previously taken the Primer I and Primer II. This elective will be offered on December 1 and 3, 2012. Registration is open until November 28, 2012.

Session information

Urban design combines key aspects of architecture and urban planning, reaching in important ways beyond each of those disciplines. Urban design gives shape and character to city blocks, districts, and neighbourhoods, by articulating urban plans in four dimensions, including space and time (how we experience an urban place as we move through it).

In brief, the contemporary practice of urban design focuses on making the most of urban areas to create pleasant places in which to linger, to partake in public life, and to help build strong communities.

This elective will cover:

  • A comprehensive overview of urban design principles using local examples

  • The City of Ottawa's urban design framework - Ottawa by Design

  • Key programs, processes, roles, responsibilities and challenges

Registration information

If you plan to attend, please register no later than Wednesday, November 28, 2012.

Saturday, December 1, 2012
Colonel By Room, Second Floor
Monday, December 3, 2012
Honeywell Room, Second Floor

City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

If you have not taken the Primer I and II series, please do not register for this session. The concepts and information that is imparted in the Primer I and II courses is integral to understanding the material presented in the elective courses.


Please send your questions to or visit

Mayor Jim Watson and City Manager Kent Kirkpatrick invite you to attend "Building People Places by Designing Accessible Spaces" - an AccessAbility Day event. Come to hear about the City's proposed Accessibility Design Standards and celebrate accessible design initiatives of the past and present.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (light networking lunch following)

Jean Pigott Place City Hall

by November 22, 2012 to or 613-580-2424, ext. 16654


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