Congress Avenue Jane's Walk

  • Royal Blue Grocery 609 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States

Join CNU-CTX on Saturday, June 3rd for our annual Jane’s Walk.  This year, in conjunction with Our Congress Avenue: Transform! urban design initiative, we will be exploring the Main Street of Texas through the lens of the life and work of Jane Jacobs.

Jane's Walks are free organized walking tours, in which people get together to explore, talk and envision their city neighborhoods.

Jane Jacobs' urbanism and activism championed a fresh, community-based approached to city building. Her seminal work, and indictment of urban planning in the middle of the 20th century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities remains one of the most influential books ever to be written about the importance of cities and the failures of modern urban planning to recognize their essential economic functions.

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.