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Virtual walking tours highlight the influence of Jane Jacobs in Downtown Scranton

A project of Scranton Tomorrow in partnership with the Lackawanna Historical Society



As part of Observe Scranton festivities honoring the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs, we're pleased to present Observe Penn Avenue, and Unusual and Valuable Assets: The Death and Rebirth of Scranton, a project of Scranton Tomorrow in partnership with the Lackawanna Historical Society.


Hosted by Wayne Evans, former Mayor of Scranton, viewers will enjoy a guided tour of a revitalized block of the Downtown Scranton Business District in Observe Penn Avenue, and explore the development of the Marketplace at Steamtown (previously the Mall at Steamtown) in Unusual and Valuable Assets: The Death and Rebirth of Scranton.


Observe Penn Avenue, and Unusual and Valuable Assets: The Death and Rebirth of Scranton are produced by KP Productions.



About Observe Scranton

Through May 8, the community celebrates the life and legacy of Jane Jacobs through Observe Scranton festivities, presented by the Center for the Living City and Marywood University. The weeklong festival includes in-person and virtual events.


About Jane Jacobs

Born in Scranton on May 4, 1916, Jane Jacobs (née Butzner) was a world-famous author, journalist, and community activist. Her body of work influenced city planners and urban designers across the globe.


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