Jane Week to Bring a Focus on Urban Planning to Worcester

Full and original article posted on Worcester Magazine

Jane Week, a series of events focused on improving the city’s vibrancy and making it more livable, is coming back for a second year.

The first week of May, from Monday, April 30 to Sunday, May 6, will see a host of events, from walking tours of council districts to a forum on strategic planning to cash-cab style trivia event on a Worcester Regional Transit Authority bus, as organizers hope to spark an interest in what it may take to make Worcester a more dense, vibrant urban center.

“You can talk about what makes good urban design and what are great principles, but to really understand it I think people have to get out in the street and start looking at buildings and looking at neighborhoods,” said Joyce Mandell, organizer and author of the Jane Jacobs in the Woo blog.

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