Knitting Atlanta at the Seams: A “Plan A” Walk Through Vine City

  • May 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Vine City MARTA Station

    502 Rhodes Street Northwest
    Atlanta, Georgia 30314
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This Jane’s Walk, taking place in Vine City/Atlanta University Center, focuses on themes of advocacy, history, and culture.

This walk, led by Doug Young — long-time Historic Preservation Director and Office of Design Director for the City of Atlanta — is inspired by Jane Jacob’s observations in the 14th chapter of The Death and Life of Great American Cities: “The Curse of Border Vacuums.” It wouldn’t hurt to read this — and the chapter before it, “The Self Destruction of Diversity” — prior to the walk!

We will focus on better understanding growth pressures and design challenges along “border vacuums” adjacent to single-family neighborhoods experiencing much more density and new mixes of uses. Walk with Plan A city planners as we explore a few city blocks that are being discussed by residents all over the city during the current comprehensive planning process. Learn more about Plan A at


The Details

  • Distance of Walk: 1 - 1.25 miles
  • Getting There: We recommend taking MARTA, as this walk will leave from the Vine City MARTA station and conclude at the Ashby MARTA station.
  • Accessibility: This walk is covers both paved and unpaved terrain, but it is wheelchair accessible.
  • What to wear and bring: Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a bottle of water. Consider sunscreen.


About Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual global festival honoring the legacy of urbanist, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs with free, citizen-led walking tours through the neighborhoods that lend so much character to our cities.

The festival promotes civic engagement and encourages leaders and participants to share stories about their communities and use walking as a means of connecting with their neighbors.


About the Leader of This Walk

Doug Young is a long-time Historic Preservation Director for the City, and he now serves as the Office of Design Director. He has a wealth of knowledge and a bevy of contacts to bring his walk to life in Vine City and AUC (Atlanta University Center).


Cancellation Policy

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met.

If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us 48 hours prior to the event start.

By doing so, we can release your seat to another individual interested in joining us for this Jane’s Walk!


Any Questions?

Email Mary, MODA's Programs Manager, at

Date & Time

Fri, May 3, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Venue Details

Vine City MARTA Station

502 Rhodes Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30314 Vine City MARTA Station
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