Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs

Happy 100th, Jane! We’re still with you on the sidewalk

It's hard to reduce someone as prolific as Jane Jacobs to a single book. She accomplished so much more than that over her career...

Solving for Pattern: What Urbanists can learn from Wendell Berry

Our images of the city contain many assumptions about its nature and its purpose. From places of innovation and cultural development, to sites of...

Louisville’s 2015 Jane Jacobs Walk will explore Butchertown on April 4

Here's another great event to add to your calendar: the 2015 Louisville Jane Jacobs Walk. Organized by the University of Louisville Planning Student Organization...

Louisville can still learn lessons from Jane Jacobs’ 1958 essay, “Downtown...

In 1958, famed urbanist Jane Jacobs penned an important piece for Fortune magazine called "Downtown is for People." Published three years before her pivotal book...

Urban Thinkers That Changed Our View Of The City

As we continue to grapple with the changing notions of the city and what it means to be urban, it's also important to take...

Jane Jacobs Would Have Bought Shoes In Louisville

As you should know by now, Jane Jacobs is one of my favorite urbanists, and her pivotal book, The Death and Life of Great...

Street Renaming Simplified

It seems no topic is small enough to cause a fuss, including the simple idea of commemorating a local leader. The latest issue at...