Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cities

This sign and its accompanying cartoon of Jane Jacobs can be found on a retaining wall along Christie St not too far from where she lived in the Annex neighbourhood for many years. Jacobs was a noted urbanist who believed in a community-based approach to city living and was quite involved in many such causes in Toronto.
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27 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

I think she was right. I love living in the city and being a part of the community.

Halcyon said...

I like this message. Some people in Toronto need to hear this!

TexWisGirl said...

wow. that's awesome.

Sharon Anck said...

That quote makes perfect sense.

Revrunner said...

Certainly.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wise words Pat.. if only city planners were as forward thinking as Jane Jacobs oui!

llandudnopictures said...

Fills the gap perfectly!

Lowell said...

People who work to enhance the urban experience are to be praised! Kudos to Ms. Jacobs!

Marleen said...

Very true!

cieldequimper said...

Hear, hear!

VioletSky said...

This one is neat. I've been wanting to get a photo of it for ages, but am always driving, and usually in heavy traffic, whenever I've passed by.

Jim said...

Wise words.

Tom said...

Great message!!! Tom The Backroads Traveller

William Kendall said...

She was a wise woman. A shame the lunatic and his cult of followers currently disparaging the city with their every word can't see that kind of wisdom.

Photo Cache said...

that makes a whole lot of sense.

SIGNS, SIGNS

Stephanie said...

Great words!

Randy said...

Nice qoute.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Interesting. I had never heard of Jane Jacobs before this. Looking at her website, I see a 'walk' was held in Indianapolis earlier this year. I'm wondering how successful it was.

Lindy

Gerald (SK14) said...

I've never seen such a long quotation spread out along a wall before. I've never heard of Jane Jacobs so maybe I need to find out a bit more.

Andy said...

I agree.

EG CameraGirl said...

Jacobs was a wise woman.

Lady Lilith said...

Great find. I am sure the little kiddo will be missing it dearly.

Taken For Granted said...

I use to include the work of Jane Jacobs in my urban sociology class on the character of cities and neighborhoods. She was the great champion of diversity and civil interaction. Lovely mural and quote in your photo.

Norma Ruttan said...

absolutely enlightening, hopefully the citizens read it and heeded it.

Norma Ruttan said...

absolutely enlightening, hopefully the citizens read it and heeded it.

Jack said...

A most intelligent sign!

CJ said...

I came to see if you had posted a fence. Instead I found this wall (a fence of sorts) with this great quotation.

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