Share Your Vancouver. Lead a Jane’s Walk!

Vancouver Jane’s Walk Festival May 1-3, 2015

JW-international_blank_templateWould you like to better connect with your neighbours, share stories about where you live, and address important themes like city-building, the urban environment, and strengthening communities?

On Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3, 2015, join the thousands of people around the world who will come together to participate and walk the streets of their cities for the annual Jane’s Walk festival. The festival is a global movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by iconic writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to explore their cities and connect with neighbours.

In 2014, there were more than 1000 walks in more than 130 cities across 6 continents.

Anyone can lead a walk.

Everyone knows something about where they live. Every perspective is important to building vibrant and healthy cities. Jane’s Walk is about sharing the stories that bring communities together.

If you have a fun, informative, unusual way of looking at your neighbourhood, then Jane’s Walk wants you to host a walking conversation through your community!

Organizing a walk is easy. It involves planning a route, thinking through the stories, places, people and ideas you want to hear and talk about, and then registering it online at janeswalk.org.

Some of the past walk themes have included being a newcomer to a community, architectural innovation, diaspora communities, food access and security, public art, public spaces, accessibility, health and wellbeing, sports, safety, gender issues, politics, community development, revitalization and much more.

The Jane’s Walk Team is here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact vancouver@janeswalk.net for more information.

 

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