What can a walk teach us about Jane Jacobs?

What can a walk teach us about Jane Jacobs?

Jane's Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbors. Denise Pinto, Global Director of the organization discusses the impact of Jane's Walks on communities around the world.

The Other Jane Jacobs

The Other Jane Jacobs

We need to read all of Jacobs’ books in order to put her more popular work into a larger perspective.

End the Fed?

End the Fed?

Jane Jacobs was a courageous intellectual wanderer who truly knew no limits.

Court Blocks Wisconsin Highway 23 Expansion

Court Blocks Wisconsin Highway 23 Expansion

1,000 Friends of Wisconsin is doing impressive work to stop wasteful road spending in Wisconsin. We're pleased to share this recent victory from our friends at this organization.

One House at a Time on St. Paul's East Side

One House at a Time on St. Paul's East Side

One historic home at a time, St. Paul, MN is demonstrating how a critical mass of Strong Citizens can be an incredible asset to a troubled area, and how local government can play a constructive role in the incremental revitalization of such an area.

Jane Jacobs Week

Jane Jacobs Week

Jane Jacobs repeatedly challenges us to embrace the complex -- the ballet -- and not just that which is simple and easy to code. 

Member Profile: Lisa Nisenson

Member Profile: Lisa Nisenson

This is the latest in our series of member profiles. Today, we're featuring Lisa Nisenson, one of the creators behind the popular game, Cards Against Urbanity.

Island press books

Island press books

We've partnered with Island Press, an urbanist and environmentally focused publishing house that shares many of our values, to give our members discounts on select book titles.

Why Houston is Back on the Bus

Why Houston is Back on the Bus

Just four months after making adjustments to its system, Houston buses have seen a 10% increase in ridership. This video shows how and why they did it.

Big developments serve a huge need, but smaller ones help cities too

Big developments serve a huge need, but smaller ones help cities too

Incremental development brings more wealth into a community; the developers of small projects reap the benefits of property ownership, including income-producing properties and tax benefits. And since small developers are literally invested, they have a stake in the decisions of the community, and take part in decision-making and neighborhood advocacy.

Planning to attend CNU? Fill out this quick survey

Planning to attend CNU? Fill out this quick survey

We know many of you are planning to attend the Congress for the New Urbanism this June. So are we! Please take 2 minutes to fill out this survey, so that we can best serve your needs this CNU.

What are you doing, Maine?

What are you doing, Maine?

Maine's response to a serious road maintenance funding emergency is to cling to AASHTO’s archaic code book while projecting a value system of improve, Improve, IMPROVE, even going so far as to assume massive traffic increases where there is little traffic today.

MTA Pulls the Plug on APTA

MTA Pulls the Plug on APTA

The country’s largest transit agency is withdrawing from the country’s main transit trade association. What does that tell us about the state of public transit in this country?