Walking Tour: Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York: Her Village


In conjunction with a new exhibition, Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, eight walking tours will take participants to places associated with Jane Jacobs’ life and work and to communities that illustrate her planning principles — or call them into question. This is the first.

Her Village
No place is more closely associated with Jane Jacobs and her perceptive writings than Greenwich Village. Visit the sites and streets that inspired her ideas, with stops in Washington Square, at the West Village Houses, and at her Hudson Street home.

Leader: Matt Postal, architectural historian.


In Honor of Jane Jacobs, Take a Walk This Weekend

This weekend marks the sixth annual set of Jane’s Walks, walking tours about urban history and planning held in honor of the patron saint of 20th century urbanism, Jane Jacobs. In New York, the Municipal Art Society has catalogued more than 70 tours, all of them free, in all five boroughs. In most cases, there’s no […]

Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York: Urban Detectives

In the spirit of Jane Jacobs, children ages 8 to 12 can go and explore Greenwich Village — the neighborhood she called her home and fought to save. Equipped with detectives’ notebooks, junior detectives will investigate the city fabric, secretly observe people moving through town, discover the history of older buildings, learn to read building […]