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. 

Carte indiquant le point de départ

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.).  

Au sujet du guide

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:sam 4 mai, 2019
Durée: 1 heure 15 min
Langue: anglais
Début:Dalhousie & George Sts
Fin:Parliament Hill
Quartier:Byward Market/Parliament Hill
Distance:2.0 kms

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

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