New York’s urban revolution comes to Ottawa

Cities across North America are in the midst of an urban revolution, and we’re inviting you to a special evening to learn from one of the acknowledged leaders in this field.

RSVP for a special evening event with New York City’s Janette Sadik-Khan before it’s too late. On April 27, join us for a reception at Lansdowne Park’s Horticulture Pavilion at 6:00 p.m., followed by a special presentation at 7:00 p.m. We haven’t even begun advertising this event and there are already over 100 RSVPs!

Streetfight - New Yorks Urban Revolution Comes to Ottawa

Over the past decade, New York City boldly re-imagined its streets and public spaces to make way for pedestrians and cyclists. It spearheaded new approaches to making its streets healthier, safer and more dynamic while reducing pollution and fighting climate change. Former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan was at the centre of it all, and will share the compelling story captured in her book Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.

Ottawa is increasingly positioning itself to be an emerging North American leader in the movement for safer and more livable streets. City Council’s new Complete Streets Implementation plan has the potential to re-shape Ottawa’s urban fabric to benefit all transportation users, ages and abilities.

Read about Ecology Ottawa’s take on the Complete Streets Implementation Plan here. Janette Sadik-Khan will share tips on how to rethink, reinvigorate and redesign Ottawa, and her book will be available for purchase and signing.

This is a rare occasion to hear directly from a leader in urban sustainability, and spaces are limited.

To RSVP, click here now. In the meantime, check out Sadik-Khan’s inspiring TED Talk here.

Event details:

  • LOCATION: Horticulture Building in Lansdowne Park, 450 Queen Elizabeth Dr., Ottawa, ON, K1S 5J3
  • RECEPTION: 6:00 p.m.
  • PRESENTATION: 7:00 p.m.
  • COST: Free

We hope to see you there!

Graham, Neil, Velta, Jeremy, Alex, Tamsin, Jillian, Camilla, Robb and the Ecology Ottawa team

P.S. We’d like to thank the many organizations working together to make this event a success. They are, in no particular order:

  • Citizens for Safe Cycling
  • Nobel Women’s Initiative
  • Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict
  • Council on Aging of Ottawa
  • Sandy Hill Community Health Centre
  • Hintonburg Community Association
  • Healthy Transportation Coalition
  • Old Ottawa East Community Association
  • EnviroCentre
  • Riverview Park Community Association
  • Lowertown Community Association
  • Green Communities Canada – Active & Safe Routes to School Program
  • Jane’s Walk
  • Local Eco-Action Families
  • Dalhousie Community Association
  • Vanier Community Service Centre
  • Action Sandy Hill
  • Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital
  • Urban Forum
  • Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association
  • Sustainable Living Ottawa East
  • Centretown Citizens Community Association
  • City Councillor Mathieu Fleury
  • Tooker Gomberg Greenspiration Fund
  • City Councillor Catherine McKenney
  • Lowertown Community Resource Centre
  • Centretown Citizens Community Association
  • Rockcliffe Park Residents Association


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