Jane's Walk: Invitation to be a Walk Leader
If you're in London, Ontario, please consider being a Walk Leader for Jane's Walk this year on May 2nd, 3rd or 4th. The Jane's Walk festival is an annual series of free, volunteer-led urban walks that honour the urban thinker Jane Jacobs and her idea that cities can provide something for everybody only when they are created by everybody.
Jane’s Walks are like ‘walking conversations’ about neighbourhoods and how people use and enjoy their cities. Walks are led by a wide variety of people, particularly those want to share their pocket of the city.
The walks are as varied as the people taking part, and they usually last about 90 minutes. We ask each Walk Leader to offer their perspective along the route, and to encourage the public to weigh in. The simple act of walking and talking creates a space for people to connect, share, and develop ideas about where their communities and cities are at and where they are headed.
Last year, over 100 cities participated from Calcutta to Canberra, Sao Paulo to Saskatoon. This is the first time London, Ontario is participating and we would really benefit from your voice in the mix!
London has a strong and developing urban life and we hope to show off London’s many vibrant streets and neighbourhoods.
We're very excited to get residents involved in articulating their hopes and dreams about civic space.
Organizing a Jane's Walk is easy. It simply involves planning a route, thinking through the stories, places and people and ideas you want to hear and talk about, and promoting it around your neighbourhood. Simply register a Jane’s Walk on our city page by clicking ‘Create a Walk’ and filling in the details (start and end time and place, a walk title, and a brief description of your walk).
There is helpful information under the ‘Resources’ tab to help you develop and organize a walk.
I’m happy to provide further advice or answer any questions you may have. Click the envelope icon on this page, or connect with me on Twitter.
Mark Jull (City Organizer)
Me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarkJull
London, Ontario Jane’s Walk page: http://janeswalk.org/canada/london/
Main Jane’s Walk Twitter: https://twitter.com/janeswalk
Main Jane’s Walk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/janeswalk