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Walking tours, pop-up park and more: here’s what’s coming to Worcester for Jane Week April 30-May 6

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Themed walking tours, a pop-up “parklet” and Worcester’s own version of “Cash Cab” are a few of the activities coming to the city during a week of urban planning-themed events.

Worcester’s second annual Jane Week kicks off April 30 with programs dedicated to increasing walkability, open space, historic preservation and community development. The week is named for the lauded urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs, an American-Canadian activist who championed a community-based approach to city planning.

With Worcester in the midst of a renaissance, local planners say the city must be intentional and inclusive in the way it pursues projects. They hope that Jane Week, now in its second year, will help spark an interest in urban planning among residents.

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