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