Jane's Walk - "There to Now"

About This Walk

Unfortunately the walk is cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19. Stay tuned to our media channels for further updates. Click to view our Twitter feed.

What is Jane's Walk?

Jane’s Walk is an international movement bringing communities together through free, locally-organized walking tours. The movement is in celebration of Jane Jacobs, a writer and urbanist whose ideals and views had a strong influence on modern urban planning.

Jacobs advocated for concepts that would transform neighbourhoods into communities; shorter blocks, mixed-use developments, local economies and urban walkability are just a few examples of the ideas she endorsed. These concepts allow for more interactions between neighbours, Jacobs suggested, striving away from the car-dominated norm. Walks take place on the first weekend of May to coincide with Jacobs’ birthday; this year would be her 101st.

To celebrate her legacy, the Jane’s Walk movement was born. Now in its eleventh year, Jane’s Walks are held in over 100 cities across six continents.