Monday, May 20, 2013

From rethink urban — Victoria Plazas Dead and Lively and the Passageways that Connect

To celebrate Jane’s Walk on May 4, The Places Project hosted a walk that explored a variety of plaza spaces in downtown Victoria (BC, Canada) and the curious walkways that connect them. Our route was intentionally a mid-block route. Like many cities, Victoria features some blocks that are relatively long. As none other than Jane Jacobs herself noted, short blocks are better – better for pedestrians because they allow more options for movement and better for retail because they provide more of those high-profile corner locations. Read more: rethink urban - Plazas dead and lively and the passageways that connect

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