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Old Posted Feb 20, 2017, 5:53 PM
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Ottawa's model may look ridiculous on paper but it has one major benefit: the city can control rural development. The massive rural areas within Ottawa's city limits don't have the insane proliferation of exurban housing that are common in rural areas near cities. This sort of thing has "leaped over" Ottawa's city limits and happens in surrounding municipalities but because of sheer distance this is limited.
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