Come celebrate the publication of Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs with co-editor Sandy Zipp and myself. The night will include a brief reading, light refreshments, and lively conversation. Books will be available for purchase.
Nate’s presentation will explore his work with “architecture centers”—a new kind of museum that builds urban literacy, connects professionals to the public, and addresses current affairs in real time.
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.
Last spring, I graduated from Brown University’s MA in Public Humanities program, and I often get asked what exactly I studied.
Multiple articles about gentrification seem to spring up every week, and Jane Jacobs inevitably haunts nearly every one. Yet writers never seem to mention Jacobs’ own perspective on gentrification.
What if you could relive the same day over and over again until you got it right? It sounds like fantasy, but much like Phil in the film Groundhog Day, we become experts at the things we relive every day—routines like commuting.
Since I moved to Providence, I’ve admired its beautiful network of zebra crosswalks.