Lowertown Community Sustainability Plan

OBEC’S most recent project is in Ottawa’s urban Lowertown community where we are helping local residents to build their own Community Sustainability Plan.


As with our previous Community Sustainability Plans (see here for our latest CSP), we want to encourage engagement and cooperation from the community in developing concrete individual and community projects which, with a little help and guidance, can be easily taken on by community members to make their lives and communities more sustainable. These projects are related to OBEC’s Themes of Sustainability:

Transportation – Theme 1 Movement of goods and people

Energy – Theme 2 For buildings and activities e.g. transportation, manufacturing, agriculture

Design – Theme 3 Built environment including community design

Habitat – Theme 4 Urban & rural spaces for plants & animals, connectivity

Food – Theme 5 Local healthy food, heritage crops & animals, urban gardens

Natural Capital – Theme 6 Human needs for land, water, soil, natural materials

Waste – Theme 7 Processing of waste, re-use, recycling, conversion to energy

Health – Theme 8 Clean air & water, safety, tranquility, environmental needs of vulnerable groups

Recreation – Theme 9 Non-motorized, urban or rural

Sense of Place – Theme 10 Feeling of belonging that leads to stewardship


The Lowertown Community Sustainability Discussions will be held on August 13th, 2019 at the Jules Morin Park Fieldhouse on 400 Clarence St. E. (see the event here).


The discussions will help Lowertown to build their Community Sustainability Plan. Once we have it created, we will post it on this page for residents to refer back to and start their individual and community projects. They will also be able to report on this page what projects they take on so that we can collect that information and get an idea on how the community is progressing on its goals.


We can’t wait to get started and make sustainability happen in Lowertown!