It’s time to start registering for Jane’s WalkCHICAGO 2014!

We’ve been running advertisements for Jane’s Walk in RedEye… perhaps you’ve seen them? After a couple of bouts with Murphy’s Law, registration for Jane’s WalkCHICAGO is now open. The following Walks will take place on Saturday May 3: • Clarendon Corridor, led by Melanie Eckner, from 10 AM to 11:30; • Columbus Park, led by […]

Jane’s WalkCHICAGO 2014 is coming!

We’re in the final stages of organizing the 2014 line-up for Jane’s WalkCHICAGO, and I’m happy to announce a preliminary list of events for the weekend of Friday May 2 to Sunday May 4. We’ll start off the weekend with a kickoff event at the Chicago Cultural Center, with a panel co-sponsored by the Illinois […]

Why urban history matters

With thanks to my grad school colleague @Chuck Wolfe, I couldn’t have said this better myself! It applies as much to Chicago as it does to Edinburgh… “In the end, the historical perspective presented here raises interesting questions about the nature of urban change, and how a global economy integrates with an evolving urban artifact. […]

Jane’s Walk: Stimulating Imagination and Creativity

“Walk and Be Moved.” That’s the title of a paper recently published by Brian Knudsen and Terry Nichols Clark in the Urban Affairs Review. Subtitled “How Walking Builds Social Movements,” the study examined more than 30,000 zip codes across the United States. While articles about the study in the Atlantic Cities by Richard Florida and Grist by […]

What’s in a Name?

I could use Shakespeare’s help. After weeks of writing case statements and grant applications – with no end in sight –I have writer’s blockin deciding on an appropriate alternative name for Jane’s WalkCHICAGO. As I’ve written before, the name Jane’s WalkCHICAGO ties this project to the global event, Jane’s Walk, which was originated by Jane […]