Earlier this semester, Point B and SCAPE (both City & Metropolitan Planning student-led groups), hosted a Jane Jacob’s walk to explore parts of downtown Salt Lake City. Jane Jacob’s walks honor the advocacy work, community engagement, and literature of Jane Jacobs. These walks knit communities together while helping individuals establish a better understanding of, and relationship with, their local environment. City & Metropolitan Planning students walked to SLC’s new 337 Pocket Park, a space with an artistic history that is now utilized by both Wasatch Community Gardens and the public. The walk concluded at Edison Street and Regent Street, two of Salt Lake’s mid-block shared streets. The walk fostered conversation about community spaces, ecological design, SLC’s history, and even a little street piano playing!
– Carly Lanshe