Jane Jacobs

Here’s another of a few influential people I’ve come across, in one way or another, that could be said to be advancing sustainability in the built environment. She was not without critics, and possibly did not use the term “sustainable”- all of which makes her that much more interesting… Jane Jacobs was an American-born Canadian…

Jane’s Walk

A friend recommended this event recently, from the organization Think City. Anyone interested in sustainability in an urban (or suburban) environment will appreciate the work and legacy of Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs regarded cities as ecosystems and it was through this lens that she developed her ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, how important the…