Writing

Jane Jacobs Tribute (IFOA)

Robert Kanigel, Nathan Storring, and Samuel Zipp discuss Jane Jacobs’s legacy and how she changed our perception of the neighborhood and the city with David Miller. Susan G. Cole hosts.

City of Toronto staff believed to be working in one of the Neighborhood Planning Offices in the early 1970s. | City of Toronto Archives, Series 1465, File 313, Item 6.

PPS Blog: Place Governance through Neighborhood Planning Offices

As a Torontonian at heart, I’m always looking for opportunities to bring the stories of Toronto’s amazing accomplishments in city building to a broader audience. So in this article I drill down on the city’s Neighborhood Planning Offices, storefront workspaces that aimed to make city planning more accountable, convenient, accessible and responsive to communities.

Restoring Providence Mansions

Jane Jacobs on Gentrification

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.

Downtown Providence

A New City

When I move, I can’t wait to continue exploring the rest of Providence. As someone who grew up in a midsize city, I find the place totally fascinating. About 40,000 fewer people live in Providence proper than in Kitchener, Ontario (my hometown), but Providence is also about 3 times denser.