Français Welcome to the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital – an organization that joins individuals and citizens’ groups to protect significant green spaces in the national capital area. We try to provide sensible, reliable information, and have earned a reputation for it in city planning circles. Our members include scientists, journalists and economists. We are…

In August 2007, the Pembina Institute published Ontario Community Sustainability Report – 2007: “Primary Authors: Ray Tomalty, Mark Anielski and Don Alexander Secondary Authors: Jeffrey Wilson, Alexandra Jozsa, Murtaza Haider, Daniel Casey and Federico Cartin-Artega Project Director: Mark Winfield This study provides a snapshot of the sustainability of selected communities across Ontario in recent years….

Last Fall, TEEB (The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity) issued a “TEEB Manual for Cities: Ecosystem Services in Urban Management.”  It is a 41-page report geared to “practitioners and policymakers at the local level – including those directly responsible for biodiversity management and those whose work is indirectly related to biodiversity management (for example planners).” …

Once more for good measure: Exposure to nature is good for you.  This latest study finds that being exposed to a natural environment makes you behave less impulsively — test subjects were more prepared to delay a hypothetical monetary outcome rather than benefit immediately. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0097915 Abstract The benefits of visual exposure to natural environments for…

Alliance pour les espaces verts de la capitale du Canada Sentinelle des espaces verts Rapport annuel 2015 Mai 2014 à avril 2015                                                                                                              version PDF                                                                                                               English version L’Alliance pour les espaces verts de la capitale du Canada demeure un chef de file pour la préservation et l’expansion des espaces verts dans la région de…

The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital remains a leading advocate of greenspace preservation and expansion in the National Capital area. This year we again undertook a number of activities, continuing the trend of the last several years to engage more “upstream,” on policy matters, although specific development proposals were among our major files as well….

After following the evolution of this file over the last year, the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital has decided to take a position on the development proposal brought forward by Windmill Developments at the Chaudière islands on the Ottawa River. It is a complex situation, involving a respected developer, several levels of government, aboriginal title and land claims, and complicated…