GALLERY: Jane Jacobs

May 7, 2021 at 5:07 am Leave a comment

Walking In The City With JaneBy Susan Hughes
Illustrated by Valérie Boivin

From the time she was a young girl, Jane Jacobs’ curious mind made her a keen observer of everything around her. When she grew up, she moved to New York City, a place full of new wonders for her to explore. It was there she realized that, just like in nature, a city is an ecosystem. “It is made of different parts — sidewalks, parks, stores, neighborhoods, City Hall . . . and people, of course. When they all work together, the city is healthy.” So, when city planner Robert Moses proposed creating highways through the city that would destroy neighborhoods and much of what made New York great, Jane decided she couldn’t let it happen. She stood up to the officials and rallied her neighbors to stop the plans —and even got arrested! Jane’s bravery and ideas had a huge influence on urban planning that is still being felt today.

Celebrate Jane’s Walk!

FILM: Citizen Jane

Urbanspace Gallery: Jane at Home | Jane Jacobs: Urban Ideas

Walking the City with Jane: An Illustrated Celebration of Jane Jacobs and Her Legacy of Livable Cities

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