Jay Walljasper – Designing Neighborhoods That Thrive (In Memoriam)
Jeremy shares his conversation from 2018 with Jay Walljasper, former editor of the Utne Reader for 15 years, and internationally known for his writing about the importance of designing neighborhoods that thrive. In the last decade of his 40 years in journalism, Jay poured much of his energy into writing, speaking and thinking about how we can make the ‘healthy choice the easy choice’ when it comes to improving our urban environments.
Jay passed on December 22, 2020, just a few months after a kidney cancer diagnosis. His ideas will continue to inform our decision making in urban design, and his energy and passion for walking, and the neighborhood experience should continue to inspire us.