Congress Avenue Jane’s Walk
Sunday, January 28
10:30am to 12:30pm
Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Avenue
RSVP required by friday, jan. 26
Join Preservation Austin and the Congress for the New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter for a special Congress Avenue Jane’s Walk in conjunction with our upcoming Citizen Jane: Battle for the City Screening and Panel! Led by CNU-CTX Board Member Greg Kiloh, Redevelopment Project Manager for the City of Austin, we’ll explore the Main Street of Texas through the lens of the life and work of Jane Jacobs, icon to preservationists and urbanists alike.
Jane Jacobs' urbanism and activism championed a fresh, community-based approached to city building. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, her seminal 1961 work, remains one of the most influential books ever written about the importance of cities, and the failures of modern urban planning to recognize their essential economic functions at mid-century.
Jane's Walks are free organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk and envision their city neighborhoods. We're looking forward to exploring the successes, shortcomings and opportunities that are presented by Congress Avenue and consider how Jane Jacobs’ ideas might help shape the next chapter in the most important street in the state.
SPACE IS LIMITED. RSVP to Programs Director Lindsey Derrington at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, January 26 at NOON. Walking tour begins in front of the Paramount Theatre. Make sure to wear your walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
This is event is free. Participants are encouraged to attend our January 24 Citizen Jane: Battle for the City event presented with the Paramount Theatre as well!