Re-activating Farmland in Ottawa's Greenbelt: establishing a concept of infrastructure development in the southern farm sector

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Creator: 

Legault, Christine E.

Date: 

2014

Abstract: 

Established by the Greber Plan in 1950, the objective of Ottawa’s Greenbelt
was to create a federally owned green space that would contain the
urban sprawl of the city. At the time of expropriation, the land mass that
is now considered “the Greenbelt” was actively used for agriculture. Sixty-four years later, the population of Ottawa has outgrown its original boundaries and the Greenbelt has effectively become a transit corridor for the city’s urban and suburban populations. The greenbelt is farmed less
and less with each passing year and more questions arise as to its role
within the
city. This thesis explores the kinds of infrastructure that could be developed
to reactivate Ottawa’s Greenbelt. It includes a design proposal for the
Southern Farm Sector that envisions a productive agricultural landscape
focused on the production of locally grown food, public engagement and
education, and sustainable development.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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