Jane Jacobs Forum: Sensing the City

Jane Jacobs famously wrote about the importance of "Eyes on the Street." This year, the MAS Urbanists took that and extended it to all five senses with an exploration of how we experience and observe our city. We heard from The SoHo Memory Project, who described how our sense of smell is intrinsically tied to memory and nostalgia of place; The Tactile City, an innovative project helping the visually impaired better navigate our streets; Float, an app that helps us uncover the often overlooked stories in our city; The Museum of Food and Drink, who explained the power of food in flavors in community building; and the Endangered Language Alliance, who described the need and urgency to preserve the many dying languages of our city.