Who Can Lead a Janes Walk?

Anyone and everyone can lead a Jane's Walk!

Leading a walk simply involves planning a route, thinking through the stories, places and people you want to talk about, then walking participants through it – you decide what’s important. If you like, you could share the guiding duties with a few other resourceful friends or colleagues. Jane’s Walks are meant to be fun, engaged and participatory – everyone’s got a story and they’re usually keen to share it. All tours are given, and taken, for free. We  handle all the publicity, logistics and website management. We also provide helpful ‘tips for tour guides’.

This years festival takes place on May 4th, 5th and 6th, 2018. If you are interested in leading a walk, please fill out the walk form located here (link). If you have questions, please get in touch at: janeswalkregina@gmail.com

It's important to know that you don’t have to be familiar with Jane Jacobs work to lead a walk. By now her ideas are common knowledge. In books such as “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (1961) Jacobs championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning, made the case for refurbishing old buildings instead of tearing them down and building new ones, and demonstrated the desirability of increasing the density of cities over sprawling endlessly outward.


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