Birthday Party for Jane Jacobs
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Jane Jacobs was born on May 4, 1916, which would make her 103 years old this year. Since her birthday falls on Jane's Walk weekend, we thought a birthday party was the perfect way to celebrate her contributions to urbanism.
Susan Hughes, author of the children's book Walking in the City with Jane, will join us as a special guest to read her story aloud for young and old The story recounts Jane's early life and how her observational skills helped her explore cities and discover how they function, and the factors that contribute to efficient, inclusive, and attractive city life.
Of course, we will have a birthday cake and other snacks. Hintonburg City Councillor Jeff Leiper will read the Mayor's Proclamation of Jane Jacobs' Weekend, colouring activities for children and adults, a photo booth where you can take a selfie as Jane, and more.
The readings (Proclamation, storybook) will start at about 4:50 pm, followed by the birthday song and cake.
Admission is free, but please register so that we have an idea how many people to expect. The Eventbrite listing is here.
This event will be mainly in English.