a 15-minute neighbourhood community workshop

Reimagining Your Neighbourhood

About Workshop

The way we live in cities is changing. Over the last few months, we have lived through a shift in how we move, work, and play in our cities and neighbourhoods. This shift gives us an opportunity to further explore how our cities can be more environmentally-friendly, safe, and healthy.

Urban planners across the world are starting to imagine cities differently. They are starting to design and implement the idea of 15-minute neighbourhoods. A 15-minute neighbourhood is a neighbourhood where you can access your most basic amenities within a 15-minute walk (and sometimes bike ride) from your home.

Workshop Details


Stephane L. Pressault

In this workshop, we will take a deep dive into the 15-minute neighbourhood. You will gain a deeper understanding of the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan and intensification, and will learn to connect and empathize with different lived experiences in your neighbourhood. We will share, exchange, and reflect on what “15-minutes” can look and feel like for different people, communities, and neighbourhoods. The workshop will also help you get a better understanding of your own neighbourhood and access tools to conduct neighbourhood and community assessments.

Who is this workshop for?

  • People interested in their community
  • People working in community-based organizations.
  • Community associations
  • Grassroots community organizers

Join Us

Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd, from 6:30PM – 8:00PM on Zoom. For the best experience, please ensure that you have access to a microphone and webcam.

Please register here by Tuesday, July 21st. Upon registration, we will send out a link and additional details.