My Jane’s Walk tour of the Providence waterfront is tomorrow, Saturday, May 6, at noon. The weather is expected to be rainy both before and after my tour, but not during, or so they say. Hope to see you anyway!
Jane Jacobs in 1961, leading fight for West Village at Lions Head restaurant, in NYC.
Jane Jacobs’s 101st birthday is coming up on Thursday, May 4, so my Jane’s Walk tour along the Providence waterfront, starting at Crawford Street Bridge near Hemenway’s, will be on Saturday, May 6. Providence’s river walks were part of a large government redevelopment project of the sort that Jacobs scorned. That only goes to show that such projects are not good or bad because they are big or small. Their merits rest on their characteristics, and it is fair to say that those characteristics are good or bad based on whe- ther Jane Jacobs would like them or not. The bridges, walkways and parks along the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers are walkable, sittable and lovable. Jane Jacobs would have loved them.
This year will see a host of tours in Providence through Jane’s Walk…
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