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Dark Age Ahead – The Wizard of O’Farrell Jane Jacobs Walk

  • Twitter Building 1355 Market St San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

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
Higher Education
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

Event Start/End: 

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,

Theme: Walking

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.

Earlier Event: May 5
Hometown Security: Bronx, New York
Later Event: May 12
Metamorphosis of Mazagaon