Eyes on the Street

May 31, 2016, 10am PDT
While a federally-funded network of bike paths is in the works elsewhere in the city, the Major Taylor Trail gets little use from Chicago residents. The main problems are a lack of awareness and the South Side's fearsome reputation.
Chicago Tribune
February 28, 2013, 10am PST
In the fifty years since Jane Jacobs introduced the "eyes on the street" theory, it's become a commonly accepted conceit that a mix of use reduces crime. A new study calls that theory into question.
Next City
January 30, 2013, 10am PST
Writing in The Atlantic Cities, Chuck Wolfe provides ten illustrated examples of enjoyable environments that reflect an evolving recognition for the qualitative aspects of the urban experience.
The Atlantic Cities
July 20, 2010, 10am PDT
"Vigilant old ladies: another good example of the value of neighborhood social capital (and urban living)."
Good
June 11, 2010, 6am PDT
Peter Vaernet, aka the "Mad Viking", transformed a pocket park known for drugs and violence into a safe, active place by bringing lots of women and children into the park.
Boing Boing
May 25, 2010, 6am PDT
Philip Kennicott decries the growing number of "windows" in new buildings that are covered from the beginning with advertisements, eliminating their usefulness as "eyes on the street."
The Washington Post
December 10, 2009, 12pm PST
Tim Tielman, executive director of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo takes a look at the new Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the terrible lack of "eyes on the street" there.
Planning Commissioners Journal
March 3, 2009, 11am PST
Urban designer Susan Braun points the finger at pharmacies and other suburban retailers who intentionally break the connection with the street by blocking up their windows.
MPP Downtown Journal
August 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
A columnist in Saskatoon, after a robbery at his office, takes a look at CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
The StarPhoenix