...integrates nature into the very fabric of urban planning
Why we need a Living City
Ecology Ottawa’s Living City program is about making our already great neighbourhoods even better.
It is about working together to address the very real challenges that we are facing today as a society.
We need communities that have strong tree canopies, healthy waterways, and protected green spaces, not only because they are more sustainable and better able to adapt to problems such as climate change, but also because they are cornerstones in fostering healthy citizens and neighbourhoods.
In essence, it will integrate nature into the very fabric of urban planning, defend trees, plants, animals, rivers and green spaces and solve challenges by working with – not against – nature.
The Living City works to inspire Ottawa residents to prioritize trees, protect greenspaces and promote healthy watersheds by focusing on green infrastructure, planting trees, proper stormwater management, and purchasing local parks and natural areas for long-term protection.