Jane Jacobs: Ideas that Matter

New forms of city planning

15 okt 1997
19 okt 1997

Jane Jacobs: Ideas that Matter will run from October 15 to 19 and bring together thinkers and activists from all over the world, to explore everything from new forms of city planning to the ethical issues involved in everyday work.


Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) -


Appropriately, it will take place all over the city of Toronto, in Jacobsian locations — as the organizers say, in "the streets, valleys, community halls, parks and cafes of Toronto." Each morning begins at the Music Hall on the Danforth, but afternoon workshops will take place just about everywhere. On Saturday night there'll be a dinner focused on something new in menus — biographical cuisine, foods representing the life of Jane Jacobs in its many phases, beginning with the consumption of West Village Dry Martinis, which Jane and friends made hastily in their New York activist days (pour gin into glass, add olive and two drops of dry vermouth, insert ice cubes, stir with forefinger).