The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

In 2005, in collaboration with Jane Jacobs, a small group of accomplished urbanists founded The Center for the Living City to build on Ms. Jacobs’ work. The Center’s purpose is to enhance the understanding of the complexity of contemporary urban life and through it, promote increased civic engagement who care deeply for their communities.

The Center’s programming includes publishing What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs and sponsoring Jane Jacobs Walks, self-organized walking tours around the country on the week-end of Jacobs’ birthday. The Center for the Living City also sponsors symposia, exhibitions, fellowships, workshops and other community events.