Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. Read more about her here.

About Jane's Walk

What is a Jane's Walk? Who was Jane Jacobs?

Jane Jacobs: Ten Big Ideas

A quick primer on some of Jacobs' key ideas. Available for download as a printable PDF.

Who is it for?

Everyone knows something about where they live. Every perspective is important to building vibrant and healthy cities. Click here to read about who you can help reach out to locally to build the Jane's Walk movement in your city or town.

Project Office

Although Jane's Walk is organized by people around the world, it is coordinated by a charitable project in Toronto. Meet the people behind the scenes.