Books on Walking and Urbanism

Books on Jane Jacobs 

Books by and about Jane Jacobs  This list, compiled by Leigh Thorpe, includes books by Jane Jacobs, as well as collections of her writings and books about Jane and her ideas.  

Books on Exploring Ottawa, as well as books on cities, urban planning, and walking in general

The Ottawa Public Library has provided Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau with some reading lists on walking and urban design.  These books are available through the OPL.  Thanks to Romaine Honey of the OPL staff for compiling these lists.

Walking in Ottawa:  
   walking, exploring, history, heritage, architecture, and natural beauty in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

Ottawa à pied
De l’inspiration pour vos promenades en ville! Des bons guides vous aident à apprécier l’héritage, l’architecture, et la beauté naturelle d’ Ottawa pendant vos promenades.

Walking and Cities:  
    philosophy, design, finding & building community, the joy and importance of walking, and how to make our cities more walkable.

Epic Walks
Walking with a purpose. . . walking to find yourself. . . walking for the sheer joy of it. Here are some inspiring reads of long-distance walks.