This lecture presented a virtual tour of rural Ottawa – its landscape, its villages, and its economic and environmental issues where the rural land mass represents 90% of the City’s area but is home to only 10% of the its population.
Larry Spencer, Policy Advisor, City of Ottawa, provided a slide show virtual tour which highlighted the breadth and diversity of Ottawa’s rural areas.
Roger Woeller, Consultant, Water and Earth Science Associates, discussed the growth related environmental issues and concerns facing our rural population.
David Douglas, Professor, University of Guelph, offered an economic perspective on rural challenges.
Janet Stavinga, Regional Councillor, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, served as panel moderator.