Mark your calendars for May 4 – 6! Feet First is happy to be hosting and promoting Jane’s Walk again this year. Several volunteers are putting together walks and we’ll post them as soon as they are finalized.
Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, locally led walking tours that celebrate the legacy of Jane Jacobs. It began in Toronto in 2007 and is now an international event held during the first weekend of May.
These walks are hosted in the spirit of Jane Jacobs, to inspire people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities and connect with neighbors. Jacobs was a writer and activist whose book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, continues to motivate urban planners and community advocates.
Promoting and hosting Jane’s Walk aligns with Feet First’s mission. Jacobs championed walkable communities, mixed-use development, and people-centered places. She wrote passionately about the “ballet of the sidewalk” and conditions that allowed community life to flourish. Support of Jane’s Walks enables discussions about walkable communities, helping people explore their environment, connect with neighborhoods, and learn new information about their communities.
Find out more about the woman who continues to spark creative and collaborative approaches to build vibrant, walkable neighborhoods through community-based activism.
If you’d like to lead a walk, please click here.