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Winnipeggers Invited to get out and Walk! Celebrate the legacy of urban thinker Jane Jacobs on a 'Jane's Walk' May 3 and 4, 2008
Have you ever wondered about the history of that house on the corner, or the little business that has been there for longer than you can remember? Step out this May 3rd and 4th and join a 'Jane's Walk' to learn and share in the vibrant history of Winnipeg's communities and neighborhoods.
Jane's Walk is an annual event taking place in Winnipeg, Toronto, New York, and cities across Canada and the United States. These walks will showcase great Winnipeg neighbourhoods in a new and exciting manner while celebrating the legacy of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs. Jane's Walk is an exceptional opportunity for Winnipeggers to discover their city - both places they think they know well and places they want to explore.
Walks are taking place all in communities across Winnipeg. Currently walks are taking place in the Downtown, Riverview, Kingston Crescent, the West End, along Selkirk Avenue, in Point Douglas, the Bois des Esprit in south St.Vital, St. Norbert, West Broadway, West Wolseley, and Wolseley. A full list of walks, start times, locations, and descriptions is available at www.janeswalk.net.
Circle May 3rd and 4th on your calendar and get out to enjoy and learn about what makes your community unique and special!
The Jane's Walk Winnipeg Team!
Where Can I Walk?
Winnipeg walks are taking place in St.Norbert, West Broadway, Downtown, Wolseley, West Wolseley, Riverview, the Bois des Esprits, Kingston Crescent, along Selkirk Avenue, in Point Douglas, and the West End.
Visit www.janeswalk.net for all of the locations, start times, and descriptions.
Share Your Stories
The best expert on your community is YOU! Jane's Walk is about meeting and sharing stories with your neighbors. Bring your photos and stories to share about the community.
All our walk leaders are local residents and neighbours learning about their community, just like you.
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 best-seller, The Death and life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail that are now common sense to today's architects, planners, politicians and activists. Foremost is her simple yet revolutionary idea that dense, mixed use neighborhoods are the key to the health and survival of a city.
"No one can find what will work for our cities by looking at ... suburban garden cities, manipulating scale models, or inventing dream cities. You've got to get out and walk."
Jane Jacobs, "Downtown is for people", from the Exploding Metropolis
A full list of walks, start times, locations, and descriptions is available at www.janeswalk.net.