In 2007, a year after Jacobs died, some of her close friends in Toronto took a crack at creating a fitting homage—a living, breathing, walking, talking memorial called Jane’s Walk.
The general “messiness” of cities has been irritating urban theorists and planners for centuries, but it wasn’t until recently that urbanists truly understood that it is just that messiness that gives cities their life.
Walking helps to cultivate community. Driving is an isolated mode of travel: it separates us physically from those around us, be they drivers, walkers, or bikers.
Planners need to know about permaculture and use it as a framework to guide our communities.
Resilience has recently become a recurrent term in the urban design debate, predominantly in connection with climate change and natural disasters.
To anyone who’s tired of fighting an uphill battle in arguing for increased density in order to make the case for walkability, Julie Campoli’s new book Made for Walking: Density and Neighborhood Form will seem a god-send.