Urban Strategies Inc. Wins Analysis & Planning Award of Excellence

Toronto’s Urban Strategies Inc. has won this 2004 ASLA Professional Award for its proposal for the Downtown Ottawa Urban Design Strategy 2020. This strategy was created as a tool to help develop, guide and implement future development projects and public realm improvements within Ottawa’s downtown area. The overarching aim of the strategy is to improve the urban experience of the area by enhancing the quality of the public realm and urban environment, including its city streets, parks and open spaces, waterways, and areas of special character. Jury comments for this award include: <I>Excellent analysis, very comprehensive studyPrecinct plans and open space recommendations to add squares and plazas are well definedBridges the macro scale successfully with the microExcellent graphic presentation.<P>