Jane Jacobs became one of America's most famed urbanists after preventing highways from carving up Manhattan and authoring "The Death and Life of Great American Cities". Few have been so central to our understanding of why walkable neighborhoods are important and how they are formed. Every spring, people around the nation host "Jane's Walks" in her honor. This year, the Urban Phoenix Project is teaming up with Local First Arizona's For(u)m to lead our 8th annual "Jane's Walk: Phoenix". We will be getting back to the basics, discussing Jane's four Generators of Diversity and her concept of Sidewalk Ballet as we stroll down 2nd Avenue from the Roosevelt Neighborhood to the Downtown Core. Meet at the roundabout @ Portland & 2nd Ave to start the walk. The walk will end at a local watering hole to give us an opportunity to continue the conversation.
On a walk through the Dadar Parsi and Hindu Colonies in central Mumbai, India, participants will be encouraged to observe and interpret the reasons why these areas have, for the past century, been considered amongst the city's best planned neighbourhoods for people. We will also confront the almost overwhelming, rampant urban development that is eroding neighbourhoods, and changing lifestyles, across Mumbai, today. Our walk, observations and discussions will be guided by the enduring cues and thoughts of Jane Jacobs, on the health of cities everywhere.
Join us for a walk down Brooke Rd to Kishwaukee, through the neighborhoods up to Harrison, and back down 11th Street as we learn the history of the area, celebrate beauty, and look for opportunity. After an hour-long walk, we'll gather at the church for a presentation on our community garden with Q&A by a master gardener and a free chili lunch. You can pick up free seeds and plants, learn how to soil prep and compost, check out our raised garden beds and rain barrels, and sign up for space in the garden.
Our 11th annual walk will explore the current controversy about house tear-downs by walking, observing, and discussing this issue as experienced by the Taylor Square neighborhood, located on either side of Sherman Street between Huron Avenue and Walden Street. Throughout the city, developers are demolishing older viable homes and replacing them with larger, luxurious houses – rather than rehabilitating them – which many feel is detrimental to both the environment and the character of existing neighborhoods.
Join us for our second annual Jane's Walk. Once again, we'll be focusing on downtown Plattsburgh. Meet at 10 AM in front of City Hall. The walk will last an hour. There are no stairs involved.
Sponsored by Friends of Saranac River Trail, the Downtown Walk is free.
This walk has a main objective to make people be aware of women´s contribution to Donostia, our city. We are walking around places and streets which are named after women in this area Loiola and Loiolako Erriberak. This whole area is the open door for the city to grow. This brings a lot of controversy among the citizens. So we will have time to reflect on this. Also we will visit the Memory Park which is dedicated to all the victims of human violence. Women around the world are still suffering and showing their resilience against men´s violence.
The Historic Downtown Walk takes visitors through the heart of the city, starting with the bustling Farmers Market, and continuing along some of downtown’s most important and scenic commercial streets. Points of interest will include Center in the Square, Market Street Row, Old First National Exchange Bank, Texas Tavern, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, and many more historic buildings throughout downtown. Participants will start and end on Campbell Avenue in front of the City Market Building.
Walk to discover the industrial archeology between Testaccio and Ostiense. The group will leave from the former Mattatoio of Rome and will arrive under the Gazometro, icon of the working-class area of Rome.
Architect and author, Sheri Olson, FAIA, former architecture critic for the Seattle PI and a contributing editor to Architectural Record will lead a tour of Seattle’s best architecture from the Chapel of St. Ignatius on Seattle University’s campus to the new Pike Place MarketFront.
Participants will be guided through the extensive history of the Gainsboro neighborhood. The tour will begin at Gainsboro Library and weave through local neighborhood streets, highlighting prominent black figures from local history. Participants will discuss the impact of urban renewal on the City's landscape as they venture through the history of those honored at Wells Avenue Plaza. The tour will follow Patton Avenue, Gilmer Avenue, Gainsboro Road, Wells Avenue and Henry Street. The walk will circle back to end at Gainsboro Library, where participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their newfound knowledge of the City and connections made within their community.
When you think of a city you like, what comes to mind? Can a city be a work of art? How do parked cars serve pedestrians? Most of the interaction among people, bikes, and cars is unplanned. How does that happen? Why do people gather in some places and avoid others? Is it possible to create a neighborhood from the ground up? What is a “public space”? How can the design of public space promote or retard social interaction?
The beautiful and historic neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights offers excellent examples of Jane Jacobs’s principles of urban diversity in action. Beginning at the steps of Brooklyn¹s Borough Hall, we will stroll through residential and commercial streets while observing and talking about how the physical environment influences social activity and even economic and cultural development, both for good and for ill. We will be stopping at several points of interest, including the famous Promenade, and end near the #2/3 subway and a nice coffeehouse.
On this neighbor-led tour of the Winter Hill and Gilman Square neighborhoods in Somerville, local folks will share their stories, insights and visions for this gradually evolving area with lots of history, new businesses, an MBTA Green Line station, and an expanded Somerville High School campus!
Su fin es el de descubrir los rincones y las gentes que dan vida a nuestros barrios al margen de su interés estratégico o turístico. A su vez, pretendemos también aprovechar el paseo para conversar y debatir sobre el pasado, el presente y el futuro del barrio, así como recoger las inquietudes de sus habitantes. La duración de los paseos es de 90 min.
Viña del Mar ha sido una ciudad que ha mutado bastante con el transcurso del tiempo, pasando desde la influencia de los pueblos aborígenes de changos y la cultura inca hasta llegar a la completa urbanización que vivimos hoy en día, toda traída de la mano de la industrialización, los magnates inmigrantes y sus negocios en el país y una nueva forma de concebir la ciudad como un exponente por excelencia del turismo en Chile, los invitamos a todos ustedes a conocer cómo es que partió el movimiento industrial y la génesis ciudadana en la Viña de la Mar, y así llegar a los cimientos de su historia, partiendo por el Tranque Sur, una de las áreas verdes que posee Forestal (uno de los cerros de Viña del Mar) hasta llegar al Reloj de Flores (una zona altamente turística en donde prevalece más historia de la que parece).
In the spirit of this remarkable woman, this walk is about bringing together residents, business owners, and design and planning professionals to explore what makes this neighborhood special and “to connect with community and the environment”. Join the walk, drinks and conversation about how the urban renewal at Campbell 5 is happening and explore what is unique.