A genealogy: #Holly Whyte, #Jane Jacobs and #Jane’s WalkCHICAGO

Crawling into the dog days of August, there was a terrific blog post on the website of The Project for Public Spaces this week (and also on Twitter), summarizing the career of William (“Holly”) Whyte.  As a recovering New Yorker, I knew some of his story, but this post added lots of fascinating and informative […]

“The ability of places to catalyze the imagination” – Jane’s Walks, summed up

Amidst the absurd embarrassment of riches online, I stumbled yesterday on this article on the wonderful website http://www.nextcity.org (if you don’t read it, you should), and the first paragraphs encapsulated for me what the global Jane’s Walk adventure is all about. See what you think: “According to research done by Jeremy Wells, a scholar in […]

Calling all 2014 Chicago Jane’s Walkers!

For the second year in a row, the Jane’s Walk Project Office in Toronto is putting together the Jane’s Walk Annual. It’s a beautifully designed book of photographs and stories that captures some of the highlights of the global Jane’s Walk festival. Check out last year’s here! Chicago had such a strong local participation this […]

Feedback 2014: Columbus Park and Jane Jacobs

The Walk Leaders and I have had some really nice feedback about the 10 Jane’s Walk tours we offered in Chicago this weekend.  Participants have started sending in their photos, and I’ll be posting some of them here.  I thought a great way to start was by posting a wonderful email a participant named Susan […]