Utata Thursday Walk 524

It's a week for commemorating things. Yesterday was May the Fourth Be With Youth. Today is Mexico's Cinco de Mayo. Both are cool things that come around every year. But yesterday was also specially significant for those who appreciate walks and livable neighbourhoods. Yesterday was the 100th birthday of the late Jane Jacobs. You caught the Google Doodle yesterday, right? Jacobs is best known for her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a critique of urban planning policy of the '50s. A school teacher born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, she became an urban activist while living in New York City and carried that activism with her to Toronto in the 70s, where she lived till her death in 2006. I was fortunate to meet in her in 1997 at the Jane Jacobs Conference. It is only fitting that if Utata Thursday Walks should have a patron, it should be Jacobs. Her ideas about urbanism is what should delight us on our photography walks. Many cities and towns hold Jane's Walks during the first weekend of May to teach the public about her ideas. If your city doesn't do a Jane's Walk this weekend, then let's make this Thursday Walk our own "Jane's Walk". Tag your photos with utata:project=tw524 and post one small image in this thread.
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