Category Archives for "Real Estate"

Nov 20

Parking Nazis

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Real Estate , Urban Economics

Years ago when I was teaching at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism (a 14-year sentence), I was on campus walking to my office one beautiful early-fall day when I saw dozens of vans parked along a main road. From these behemoths, hundreds of excited freshmen and their parents scurried across the road […]

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Oct 10

How to complete Ottawa’s next phase LRT or any major project on time

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Real Estate , Urban Economics

Every year since I can remember MTO (ministry of transportation for Ontario) has been doing work somewhere along the Queensway–highways 417 and 174. You’ve heard the joke before: There are only two seasons in Ottawa–winter and construction. It’s one of the prices we’ve paid for not embracing light rail a lot earlier than we did […]

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