“The idea is to celebrate what’s great about the places we live, as well as facilitating a conversation about what communities need in order to be stronger,” says Julie Black, Citizen Engagement Associate with the Calgary Foundation.
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody,” wrote Jane Jacobs.
It was Jane Jacobs, the late urban writer and activist, who was the inspiration for Jane’s Walk. Jane was known for her legacy of promoting livable walkable cities and cities planned by and for people.
Jane’s Walk is a weekend of free neighbourhood walking tours held in cities around the world on the first weekend of May. Last year, 75 cities took part, including Tel Aviv, Wuhan, Toronto and Calgary.
“The idea is to celebrate what’s great about the places we live, as well as facilitating a conversation about what communities need in order to be stronger, more cohesive places to live and thrive,” says Julie Black, the Calgary Foundation’s Citizen Engagement Associate.
Do you like to walk? Jane’s Walk will give you the opportunity to park your car, jump off the bus and experience our neighbourhoods on foot, in conversation with knowledgeable and passionate volunteer tour guides. Learn about local history, urban planning issues, people-scaled design and more!
The Women’s Centre of Calgary is delighted to announce that our unique Women’s Centre’s Feminist Walking Tour will be part of Jane’s Walk 2012. Join us on an engaging stroll as we walk through downtown Calgary and discover some of the unknown stories about Calgary’s women.
“We will mark past achievements of women who came before us, highlight the work being done by women today and learn more about current issues women in Calgary are concerned about,” explains Caterina Gut, Education Coordinator at the Women’s Centre.
In Calgary, Jane’s Walk is organized by The Calgary Foundation. The Women’s Centre’s Feminist Walking Tour will be offered on Saturday, May 5. will be meeting at the horses statue in front of City Hall at 2pm. Men and women are welcome to join us for our walk. If you want to see the full roster of free walks click here.
For questions regarding the Women’s Centre’s Feminist Walking Tour contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 264-1155.
Jane’s Walk takes place snow, rain or shine; so, we hope to see you all there, be it in t-shirts or winter coats!