See Jane Walk

You're melting in traffic and you know that there must be a better way. There’s just gotta be.

Jane Jacobs felt your pain, too, and her ideas will be brought to life with the inaugural Jane's Walk Phoenix. The Pennsylvania-born urbanist/activist, who died in 2006, wrote The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a 1961 book that remains one of the most influential tomes on urban planning. The informal walking tour will be fueled by locals sharing observations and neighborhood history in one of the most walkable parts of downtown, while at the same time emphasizing people and their interactions as a community as the basis of great cities.

Jane's Walk Phoenix leaves at 9 a.m. from Portland Park and will pass by supercool sites like the Roosevelt Arts District, the Westward Ho, and the new Downtown Civic Space Park.

Sat., May 2, 9 a.m., 2009


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