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Jane’s Walk 2016: We Make The City | We Make The Tour

My Jane’s Walk this year offers something completely different. Participants will collaborate to design and lead the tour. We’ll start with a short meeting at Centennial Square, where you are invited to suggest sites to visit. We’ll pore over a map of … Continue reading

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Jane’s Walk 2015 – Rediscovering the Complex Legacy of Urban Renewal in Downtown Victoria

In the course of my research on urban renewal in Victoria during the 1950s and 1960s, I discovered an outline of a walking tour of downtown Victoria organized by G.J. Greenhalgh, the City of Victoria’s Director of Community Development. The … Continue reading

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BC Transit Fare Review

Last week, I completed BC Transit’s survey for the 2016 Victoria Regional Transit Commission Fare Structure Review. (The survey is now closed, and a decision on the new fare structure will be made on December 8, 2015. You can find a … Continue reading

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Parking Follies III

An occasional series featuring parking problems from a pedestrian and cyclist viewpoint. Looking for information on upcoming walking tours? Click here or on the tab above. What: A car parked in a bike lane. Where: Near the intersection of Gorge … Continue reading

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Event Listing: The City Talks – The Battles in Seattle: Paradoxes of Social Control in a Seemingly Progressive City

Please join The City Talks for the second lecture of Spring 2014. The Battles in Seattle: Paradoxes of Social Control in a Seemingly Progressive City Steve Herbert Professor and Director, Law, Societies, and Justice Program and Department of Geography, University … Continue reading

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Event Listing: Victoria Mutiny Commemoration

An event sponsored by the 1918 Victoria Mutiny Commemoration Committee: Victoria Mutiny Commemoration Honour the Resisters of the 259th Battalion Saturday, December 21, 9:00am Gather at Fort and Quadra Street (900 Block of Fort) On the morning of December 21, 1918, … Continue reading

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CSRS 2013 Newsletter: Blame it on Jane, The City Walks & Religion in the City

This article appeared in the Fall 2013 newsletter published by UVic’s Centre for Studies in Religion & Society. Blame it on Jane Jacobs. In 1958, she wrote an article in Fortune Magazine, declaring that if you want to know about … Continue reading

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