Jane’s Walk: New Haven as a Model City, 1638 to the Present

  • May 5, 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • New Haven Green

    250 Temple Street
    New Haven, Connecticut 06511
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Description

The Ethnic Heritage Center, Walk New Haven Cultural Heritage Tours and the New Haven Museum invite you to join us for a Jane's Walk: New Haven as a Model City, 1638 to the Present on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:00 PM, starting at the flagpole on the New Haven Green.

Since its beginning, New Haven has viewed itself as a model for other cities to follow.  Starting from the original central New Haven Green, we will explore within a few blocks the successes and shortcomings of city planning efforts, through the lens of Jane Jacobs’ love of cities. The walks are held throughout the country in honor of Jane Jacobs’ (1916-2006) birthday May 4th and her contributions to urban planning and design.  She believed that healthy, vibrant cities should have mixed uses, frequent streets, varied buildings and concentrations of people.  

We will start at the flagpole in the center of New Haven Green.  There are free parking meters around the Green on Sundays, on Church Street, Chapel Street, Elm Street, and Temple Street.  The walk will last about an hour and a half.  The walk leaders include EHC Board members Robert P. Forbes, Ph.D., Aaron Goode, Rhoda Zahler Samuel; Melinda Marlen Agron, Architect, and Joanna Steinberg of the New Haven Museum.

Date & Time

Sun, May 5, 2024 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Venue Details

New Haven Green

250 Temple Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511 New Haven Green