Jane's Walk - May 7-8, 2011
alexandra [at] ecologieurbaine [dot] net
Resources for walk organizers:
Take part in the discussion onThe hashtag is #JaneJacobsMtl.
In the news:
Ode à la promenade. Sylvie St-Jacques. La Presse. May 4, 2011
Voir son quartier autrement. Kim Somers. L'Express d'Outremont. May 1, 2011
Jane’s walkers discover NDG on foot. Marlene Eisner. Free Press. April 26, 2011 (PDF, p.18)
Jane's Walk event offers free guided walking tours of Montreal neighbourhoods. The Gazette. Michelle Lalonde. April 25, 2011
This year, we have another diverse program with walks about culture, history, heritage, nature, architecture, and urban planning in Montréal. The walks will take place simultaneously at different places of interest in the city.
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Walking into 2011
Jane's Walk is coming to Montréal for the 3rd time on May 7-8. Jane's Walk is a guided walking tour that promotes local, neighbourhood knowledge. Everyone has a story to tell about their neighbourhood!
This event is a way to discover, or rediscover, your city's neighbourhoods through the telling of local traditions and history. Jane's Walk is also an opportunity to see your city and the streets you walk on every day in a different light.
Jane's Walk also honours the legacy of Jane Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), who questioned the car-centered approach to planning and advocated for higher-urban density and stronger community ties.
Jane's Walk started in 2007 in Toronto, the city where Jane Jacobs lived until her death. Since, many Canadian cities have followed suit: last year, 424 walks took place in 68 cities and nine countries!
Biographical notes on Jane Jacobs
You will find more information on Jacobs on the Jane's Walk Ottawa website. For a more complete biography, please visit the Project for Public Spaces' website. You can also visit the CBC's digital archives website and watch "Jane Jacobs on cities and economies," the fourth special report in the series How we love the land, broadcast March 2, 1969, on The Way it is. Jacobs is the author of several books, including the Economy of Cities (1970), The Question of Separatism: Quebec and the struggle over sovereignty (1980), Systems of Survival (1992), and Dark Age Ahead (2004).
Jane's Walk, Toronto: janeswalk.net