Jane Jacobs Walk

Downtown Scranton's Lackawanna Avenue - A Living City 
Oct. 23, 2021 on Lackawanna Avenue 

The Jane Jacobs Walk encompassed different parts of downtown Scranton, observing architecture, streetscape and city life, with a focus on Lackawanna Avenue. It drew upon themes in the recently published book, "Jane Jacobs' First City," by Glenna Lang, to explore questions about the city's history, development, place and identity. 

Speaker and guide:

Wayne Evans
Mr. Evans is broker / owner of Wayne Evans Realty. He was a member of Scranton City Council for several years and served as the city's interim mayor in 2019.



Jane Jacobs's found letter to City of Scranton and related resources and articles from The Center for The Living City
Jacobs, J. Mailed to Office of Economic and Community Development, City of Scranton, Dec. 31, 1987. 

Event sponsors:

  • The University of Scranton
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Center for the Living City
  • Lackawanna Historical Society
  • Scranton Fringe Festival
  • WVIA (the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northeastern Pennsylvania)