Jacobs 101: An introduction to the ideas of Jane Jacobs

This walk will introduce the ideas of Jane Jacobs, using Ottawa landmarks and neighbourhoods to illustrate the ideas detailed in her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. We'll explore the roles of sidewalks, parks, zoning regulations, and more as we walk from the Byward Market to Parliament Hill. 


We will meet at the corner of Dalhousie and George Sts, outside Brothers Beer Bistro.  From there, we will go generally west through the market to Major's Hill Park, then south to the Senate of Canada Building (formerly the Government Conference Centre), then west along Wellington St to Parliament Hill, where the walk ends.

Note that the route will take us up and down the York Steps (the stairs connecting Sussex St and Mackenzie Ave.).  

About the walk leader

Matt Bufton is the Executive Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies, a non-partisan educational non-profit based in Ottawa. He became interested in Jane Jacobs through conversations with his wife Janet, as well as economist Sandy Ikeda and geographer Pierre Desrochers.


Matt Bufton

Date:Sat May 4, 2019
Time:12:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour 15 min
Language: English
Start:Dalhousie & George Sts
End:Parliament Hill
Area:Byward Market/Parliament Hill
Distance:2.0 kms

 The route will take the group up and down the York Steps. 

The Brothers' Beer Bistro at Dalhousie & George Sts.  Note that the next building over is the original Giant Tiger Store. 
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