Walks honor Jacobs’ legacy and can set the stage for change

Jane Jacobs

“No one can find what will work for our cities by … manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities….You’ve got to get out and walk.” –Jane Jacobs

Jane’s Walk is a series of free, community-led neighborhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their environment and with each other by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for citizens to discover their cities.

Jane’s Walk as a Way to Catalyze Change

Events like this are a great chance to come together to think critically about the public spaces you encounter every day- and imagine how small scale changes can make them extraordinary.

More than a nice way to spend an afternoon, events like these can actually help forge the personal connections and networks that are the foundation that makes community-led, lighter, quicker, cheaper projects possible. This year’s walks will occur throughout the U.S. on May 7th and 8th.

Sign up here to host a Jane’s Walks in your neighborhood!

Jane’sWalkUSA, a program of The Center for the Living City , is dedicated to honoring the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs by facilitating free walking tours in neighborhoods throughout the country, in cities from Los Angeles to Brooklyn.

Host a Jane’s Walk in your Neighborhood was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Megan MacIver