Name: Matt Bufton
Date: May 05, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 1.0 hr
Language: English
Start: Dalhousie & George Sts
End: Parliament Hill
Area: Byward Market/Parliament Hill
Distance: 2.0 km

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

Jacobs 101: An introduction to the ideas of Jane Jacobs



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

This is designed to 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. 


Meet at the corner of Dalhousie and George Sts, outside Brothers Beer Bistro.  From there, we will move through the market to Major's Hill Park, then to the Government Conference Centre, before ending at Parliament Hill. 

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


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,