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Connecting classroom and community: Exploring urban planning issues for campus-community engagement

May 5, 2021 at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM


The Carleton University Committee on Community Engaged Pedagogy invites you to an online panel and discussion focusing on opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to work with local communities in Ottawa on issues raised by the development of the City’s Official Plan. Together we hope to develop concrete, meaningful connections within and between Carleton and community actors. This event will be the first in a series exploring opportunities to connect the university and community on local issues in the City of Ottawa.

This event will begin with a short panel discussion bringing together community activists with Carleton faculty working on the same issues. Speakers will include Paul Johanis of the Greenspace Alliance and the People’s Official Plan for Ottawa’s Climate Emergency, Cheryl Randall of Ecology Ottawa, Chris Stoney of Carleton’s School of Public Policy and Administration, and Ozayr Saloojee of Carleton’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism. Following the panel, we will move into breakout groups to discuss two topics; the first is The City of Ottawa Official Plan vs the People’s Official Plan and the second is design challenges of the 15-minute neighbourhood. Opportunities for campus-community collaboration will be identified and a report will present the findings of the session.

Space is limited. Please register in advance by filling out the form below.