Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lead A Neighborhood Walk In Partnership With Feet First

Feet First, which promotes "walkable communities, is coordinating a number of citywide neighborhood walks on May 4th and 5th in partnership with Jane's Walks.
Darcy, a coordinator with Feet First told us:
This event  is similar to Stairway Walks Day which we coordinated back in February, except that Jane's Walk is a worldwide event to celebrate the work and ideas of urbanist Jane Jacobs by getting people out exploring their neighborhoods and meeting their neighbors. Free walking tours held on the first weekend of May each year are led by locals who want to create a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work.

We currently have 11 separate walks throughout the city planned for that weekend and are hoping to bring more neighborhoods and organizations together for the event. It's really easy to plan and design the walk, and we will support and promote all walks for the event.
Anyone  can lead a walk. Do you have a story to tell? Do you know your neighborhood like the back of your hand? Perhaps you’re a newcomer and can share your experience of learning about your new city? Do you have an idea for a fun, informative, unusual way of looking at cities and neighborhoods?  
There are only two rules: walks should be taken and given for free, and they should be walking conversations.  The rest is entirely up to the walkers, and the conversation topics are as varied as the people taking part, from art and architecture to potholes and shortcuts and from video surveillance to the urban forest: anything that helps you and others better understand our cities and neighborhoods as places and spaces.

To lead a walk for this event contact Jillian Witt at

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