One week to go!

Jane’s Walk Chicago 2017 is amazing!  20 walks listed so far ranging from a Pedway tour to a Motor Row Pub Crawl to Ping Tom Park and more. Have you registered for your Jane’s Walk/(s) yet?  Though walks are FREE and registration is NOT required, registration helps us plan. You can do so here: Jane’s Walk Chicago […]

DON’T call an #Uber: Come #Walk With Us!

We’re a month away from the 5th annual Jane’s WalkCHICAGO event, and busily lining up fun and interesting new locations to visit around Chicago. We’ve begun posting the Walks on the global Jane’s Walk page, and taking registrations on Eventbrite.  The ducks aren’t all lined up yet, but we’re getting there. I just received an […]

Retail as Community Hubs: Jane Jacobs and I Agree!

For many years, I’ve thought that retail was the most important and interesting form of real estate, because it generates so much foot traffic and colorful pedestrian activity. I’m saying that as someone who spent years working in the real estate business, but I’ve come across a short piece written by Jane Jacobs in 1956. We […]

From UofC’s Place Lab: Narrative in Historic Preservation

I attended Historic Preservation at 50: Chicago and the Future of the Movement a few weeks ago, co-sponsored by Landmarks Illinois and the Glessner House Museum.   I had it in mind to write about it afterwards…. but, well, that didn’t happen. So I was delighted last week to come across a blog post by Nootan Bharani, AIA,  Lead […]