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best block

Polis and Curbed have hooked up to propose a contest to name the most Jane Jacobsian block in New York City: The idea is to celebrate the “street ballet” of your favorite block, not just because you like it, but because it exhibits the characteristics that Jane Jacobs enumerated as essential ingredients to a quality […]

RIP Jane Jacobs

Toronto’s Mayor, David Miller: Jane was a champion of diversity, a diversity of buildings, residence, businesses and other nonresidential uses and different people of different ages in an area at different times of every day. She gave us eyes on the street. Her philosophy was a neighbourhood’s safe, active, vibrant and economically successful when there […]