Caminata Jane Jacbos en Barcelona 5-6 mayo

“You’ve got to get out and walk,” decía la urbanista. Hay que salir y caminar. Los famosos paseos de Jane Jacobs por los barrios del mundo que se iniciaron en 2007 en Norte America, se han extendido internacionalmente y por segunda vez consecutiva tendrá lugar en Barcelona el próximo 5-6 de mayo. Organizado por el Col·lectiu … Continue reading

Friday Faves! 5 Things to Watch and Read

Our Friday Faves this week: Downtown is for People (Fortune Classic, 1958) – Every week, Fortune.com publishes a favorite story from its magazine archives. Here is one we found by Jane Jacobs in which the urban activist laid out the case against modernist planners. Why Apple’s New Campus Is Bad for Urban America – Read about … Continue reading

Friday Faves! 5 Things to Watch and Read

Our Friday Faves series went on a short break after the new year, but we’ve brought them back! Here are this week’s 5 things to watch and read: What we’re doing is nothing new: Lewis Knight on landscape urbanism – Urban and Landscape Designer in charge of the Planning and Urban Design Practice Area for … Continue reading

Jane Jacobs on Neighborhoods in Action [VIDEO]

A great interview with the late Jane Jacobs, activist of healthy cities and author of the 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. In this video Neighborhoods in Action produced by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she explains the importance of creating neighborhood hearts, noting, “A heart is not a disembodied thing…that you … Continue reading