Please enjoy these additional resources that embody Jane Jacobs' insights, observations, and interconnections within our world. These resources are meant to serve as ways to investigate and understand your community on a deeper level.



1. The Urban Naturalist Guide: A study guide based on Genius of Common Sense, by Glenna Lang and Marjorie Wunsch, which describes Jane Jacobs’ life and her insightful ideas about communities.

2. Biomimicry:  Explore the Biomimicry DesignLens from Biomimicry 3.8. "These pages contain our time-tested visual guides for how to think biomimetically. We have developed and refined these tools since 1998, when we began consulting with Fortune 500 companies, and teaching educators and students, governments, and non-profits how biomimicry could transform their work. Like life itself, the way we think about biomimicry continues to evolve, and this latest version of our guides reflects new discoveries in both science and application.

Our Biomimicry DesignLens will help you deeply observe the way life works, and provide a guided process for using nature’s genius to inform human design. We could call the compilation a “methodology” or a “toolkit,” but whatever the name, the basic point is that this is our approach and we are eager to share it with you — because sharing is the currency of a healthy ecosystem."-- Biomimicry 3.8.