Old Ottawa South Community Association

Sustainable Cities-Sustainable Planet: A Townhall with Clive Doucet

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More than 80% of Canadians live in cities and cities produce more than 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. Dealing effectively with global warming must start by creating sustainable cities. How do we do that and what are the obstacles in our way? Clive Doucet has a view on that.

Clive Doucet is a passionate urbanist. His life is all about cities: how they work; what people need from them; and how to make them better. His last book “Urban Meltdown: Cities, Climate Change and Politics as Usual” was short listed for the prestigious Shaughnessy/Cohen award for political writing.

Clive entered Ottawa municipal politics in 1997 to combat the expansion of neighbourhood streets in arterial roads. In 2010 he ran for Mayor. In 2010 Councillor Doucet won the Ottawa Consumers Choice Award for man of the year and in 2004 he received the Canadian Eco-Councillor of the Year awards.

Clive has written plays, novels, poetry and many commentary pieces for newspapers and magazines. Three of his most successful books are “Notes from Exile” chosen by McClelland and Stewart as one of their 100 best books to celebrate their first 100 years of publishing.

Clive will speak for 20-30 minutes followed by a discussion with the audience. This event is free and open to the public. 

Date & Time: Tueday, 29 August 2017 6:30 p.m.

Location: Southminster United Church


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