Next City: Here’s How to Celebrate Jane Jacobs’ 100th Birthday

Jane’s Walk participants in Toronto (Credit: Jane’s Walk)This article tells the story of Jane’s Walk, a festival that began as a one-city memorial to the great urban thinker Jane Jacobs, and has since evolved into a movement spanning nearly 200 cities around the world.

I was lucky enough to organize the first Jane’s Walk in Providence, RI, and experience the magic of the event firsthand. After I moved to Brooklyn this year, two talented folks, Joelle Kanter and Caroline Nye Stevens, have taken on the task in Providence with great success!

If you like Jane’s Walk, you may also be interested in my previous post about Jane Jacobs, anecdotes, and understanding the complexity of cities.

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