“You’ve got to get out and walk.”
– Jane Jacobs, writer & urban visionary
Spring is here … and I’m organizing a Jane’s walk near my home in Altadore on Sunday, May 2 at 2pm.
We’ll depart from Kiwani’s Park on the corner of 16 ST SW and 38 Ave SW. (Close to “The Moon” convenience store.) We’ll walk for about 1.5 hours. Learn more about this walk and many others in Calgary at www.thecalgaryfoundation.org. There is also one departing from Calhoun Library.
Who’s Jane Jacobs … and Why Walk?
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 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail that now seem like common sense to generations of architects, planners, politicians and activists.
I’m leading this walk in hopes of getting to know my neighbours, share my love on our community, and learn more stories from anyone I can recruit on this walk!
Hope to see you on my walk on May 2 at 2pm!
For a Youtube video invitation of my walk … visit http://tinyurl.com/ykt7bfo