A career on the front lines of the city.
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. He was one of the original author’s of the “Federal Urban Domain”, the federal government’s first document to classify all of its urban lands. His last book “Urban Meltdown: Cities, Climate Change and Politics as Usual” was short listed for the prestigious Shaughnessy/Cohen award for political writing.
As an Ottawa city councillor Clive was the leading advocate of a city-wide light rail system and co-founder of Ottawa’s O-Train. He brought to city council a strong voice for creating a more sustainable city. As a Mayoral candidate in 2010, his campaign was focused on sustainability and reducing city costs. Presently, the capital is growing its roads twice as fast as its population. Taxes can’t be controlled if road costs continue to increase at twice the rate as the population that pays for them. He used examples like the extension of Terry Fox Drive, 45 million for 4.5 kilometres of new road and Alta Vista Expressway 55 million for 1.7 kilometers of new road as how not to manage a city successfully.
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 award.
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