Jane Jacobs writing in Dark Age Ahead, identified five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline:
Community and Family
The Effective Practice of Science
Taxation and Government
Self-policing by Learned Professions
The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contended, was behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten.
This walk will tie in ideas discussed in Jane’s last book she published before she died, Dark Age Ahead as seen through the lens of downtown San Francisco Neighborhoods.
Please join this walk.
And maybe, just maybe you might meet The Wizard of O’Farrell Street !
Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Walk Begins : In front of The Twitter Building’s Main Entrance, 1355 Market Street
Walk Ends : Pier 15, The Embarcadero, outside The Exploratorium’s new location
Host: HiMY SYeD, SFwiki.org
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up.
Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children
About the Walk Leader :
HiMY SYeD is currently visiting the San Francisco Bay Area.
For the past four years, he has lead a similar Jane’s Walk in his hometown of Toronto titled, “Dark Age Ahead – The Wizard of Ossington Jane’s Walk”.
This is HiMY’s fifth year leading a walk discussing Dark Age Ahead but the first time in San Francisco incorporating local neighbourhood examples.