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Walk in downtown Fargo to celebrate activist Jacobs

FARGO-Folkways and Kilbourne Group will host a walk through downtown Fargo from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in honor of Jane Jacob's 100th birthday.Jacobs, author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," is widely celebrated for her...

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FARGO-Folkways and Kilbourne Group will host a walk through downtown Fargo from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in honor of Jane Jacob's 100th birthday.

Jacobs, author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," is widely celebrated for her citizen activist approach to community building. The walk will start and end at the U.S. Bank Plaza.

During the walk, those participating will learn what Jacobs would have seen as the strengths of the downtown Fargo neighborhood. The walk is free and open to the public.

Jacobs penned her Fortune essay, "Downtown is for People," more than 50 years ago outlining her approach to urban planning. Many of her observations ring true today and are central to Kilbourne Group's belief that vibrant downtowns create smart, healthy cities, according to a release.

Communities across the world host walks in Jacobs' honor, encouraging walkers to rediscover the beauty and vitality of their neighborhood.

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