Walking Tour of the old Actors' Colony near the shore of Lake Michigan
Jun
10
10:00am10:00am

Walking Tour of the old Actors' Colony near the shore of Lake Michigan

  • 1875 Waterworks Road Muskegon, MI, 49441 United States (map)
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Walking Tour of the old Actors' Colony near the shore of Lake Michigan. A walking tour of the Actors' Colony that once thrived in the Bluffton neighborhood during the early 1900's. Many vaudeville actors, including Buster Keaton's family, summered here.

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May
27
10:00am10:00am

México: Segunda Caminata Jane Jacobs en Ensenada: Las condiciones para la diversidad urbana

  • Monumento a Hidalgo, Centro, Ensenada, Baja California 22800 Mexico (map)
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Esta segunda caminata se centrará en identificar las condiciones para generar una diversidad en las calles del centro de Ensenada, pariendo de cuatro necesidades básicas: la de combinar los usos primarios, las manzanas pequeñas, los edificios antiguos y la necesidad de concentración de personas (densidad).

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May
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

North Carolina: The Story of Pinewood and Elmwood Cemeteries

This walking tour will touch on local racial segregation in the Jim Crow era (how Elmwood was created for whites and Pinewood was created for blacks), the Civil War (and participants buried in Elmwood), the influenza epidemic of 1918, the historical significance of about two dozen people buried there, burial customs of the 19th century, present-day care of old grave markers, old cemeteries as a tool for genealogy research, at least one murder, several tragic deaths, and several scandals.This walk will be led by Lynn Weis of the Fourth Ward neighborhood. Registration is required for this walk. Due to its popularity, this walk is full. 

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May
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

North Carolina: Liberty Walk through Uptown

Uptown Charlotte saw plenty of action in the years before and during the Revolutionary War, including the 1780 Battle of Charlotte between local patriots and the forces of Lord Cornwallis, the British commander who spent 16 humiliating days in Charlotte during September 1780. Learn why the hornet's nest is Charlotte's symbol. (Hint: It involves an annoyed Cornwallis, after local militia pestered his men relentlessly.) Learn why May 20 is a significant date for Charlotte. Led by local historian and author Scott Syfert, this event will tell you about Charlotte's Revolutionary history as you follow the Liberty Walk through uptown.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Start/End: Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Host: Scott Syfert

Contact: amarcus5@uncc.edumnewsom@uncc.edu

Theme: walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open.

Registration: Registration is requested but not required. To register, please visit http://plancharlotte.org/story/discover-your-city-city-walks-2017.

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May
20
3:00pm 3:00pm

North Carolina: The Story of Pinewood and Elmwood Cemeteries

This walking tour will touch on local racial segregation in the Jim Crow era (how Elmwood was created for whites and Pinewood was created for blacks), the Civil War (and participants buried in Elmwood), the influenza epidemic of 1918, the historical significance of about two dozen people buried there, burial customs of the 19th century, present-day care of old grave markers, old cemeteries as a tool for genealogy research, at least one murder, several tragic deaths, and several scandals.This walk will be led by Bill Hart of the Fourth Ward neighborhood. Registration is required for this walk. Due to its popularity, this walk is full. 

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May
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

North Carolina: Sunday Slow Rider's Bike Tour: Streetcars and their Discontents

This special edition of the Sunday Slow Ride (a weekly bike ride) will explore the streetcar suburbs of Charlotte, looking at signs past, present and future of how the humble street car has, and will continue to shape Charlotte. Topics for discussion will include historic development, segregation, and barriers and opportunities related to the current streetcar. The ride will be 10-15 miles at an easy 10 mph party pace. Please wear a helmet and make sure your bike is ready to roll.

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May
20
1:30pm 1:30pm

North Carolina: Walk Tall: Wander Among the Trees of University City's Green Heart, the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Join Associate Director Paula Gross for a walking tour through the 10-acre Botanical Garden at UNC Charlotte. The walk will start from the McMillan Greenhouse and head into the Van Landingham Glen – a woodland garden of thousands of native plants and rhododendron. We'll follow winding paths below majestic trees, including a grove of bigleaf magnolia. The tour will continue to the Susie Harwood Garden through the Mellichamp Native Terrace and Asian Garden, and return to the greenhouse to tour its collection of carnivorous plants.

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May
20
10:00am10:00am

North Carolina: Layers of Development in Enderly Park

Learn about the social, geographical, and historical influences that have been part of the development of this west side neighborhood. From country farm and retreat to the current site of gentrification, we will see evidence of the many influences that comprise this neighborhood. This walk will be led by Greg Jarrell, Enderly Park neighbor and director of QC Family Tree.

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Salt Lake City: Safewalk
May
20
10:00am10:00am
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Salt Lake City: Safewalk

1 in 3 women in Utah will or have experienced sexual assault. The amount of women in transition through homelessness has almost tripled. As women, we all have to experience the urban design of our city streets. How does the design of our streets make them less safe for women without an address? How does it affect women with an address? How can we all make walking safer for women in Salt Lake City ? This is a walk designed to shed light on women experiencing homelessness and overall sexual violence on our city’s streets. It’s time to listen.

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New Orleans, Louisiana: Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard: Celebrating a History of Culture, Community, and Commerce
May
20
9:30am 9:30am

New Orleans, Louisiana: Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard: Celebrating a History of Culture, Community, and Commerce

In honor of Jane Jacobs, please join us for a FREE walking tour of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard highlighting the revitalization efforts of this historic Central City corridor. We will have a walking discussion about the evolution of the corridor from the influx of immigrants to the Civil Rights movement to Hurricane Katrina and beyond. The event will highlight recent revitalization successes and how they respect the rich history which has molded this cultural corridor. The walk will take place on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, between Erato St. and Philip St.

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May
20
8:00am 8:00am

Brazil : Relendo Passo Fundo

  • Praça Tamandaré, Passo Fundo, RS 96200130 Brazil (map)
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The “Jane Jacobs Walk – Relendo Passo Fundo” is an event with claims to allow the rescue of memories, the construction of meanings and relationships through Urban Routes guided in this THIRD edition, will honor Jane Jacobs, joining the world movement “Jane Jacobs Walk”, started on May 5th, 2007 in Toronto for a group of Jacobs’ friends and colleagues who wanted to honor their ideas.

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Rediscovering Downtown Hattiesburg!
May
19
10:30am10:30am

Rediscovering Downtown Hattiesburg!

  • 200 Forrest Street Hattiesburg, MS, 39401 United States (map)
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This walk will begin at City Hall and will cover several blocks throughout Downtown Hattiesburg, eventually returning to City Hall. Participants are encouraged to observe and connect as they rediscover the historic core of our dynamic city.  Expect to meet interesting characters and see first-hand how our downtown community is being revitalized. This walk will celebrate the unique character, people, art, and architecture of downtown!

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May
16
4:30pm 4:30pm

North Carolina: East Charlotte Munching Tour – Central Avenue

Enjoy Mexican and Colombian pastries, Honduran baleadas, Mexican tortas and get a glimpse of the surprisingly rich cultural life of Charlotte's "salad bowl suburbs." The walk is hosted by Tom Hanchett, the local historian and Charlotte Observer "Food From Home" columnist. This walk is limited to 15 attendees so registration is required to reserve your spot.  The walk is free to attend but please bring about $20 in cash to pay for any food you want to eat. Due to its popularity, this walk is full. 

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May
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

North Carolina: Walking Tour of Hebrew Cemetery and Brightwalk

Hear stories of the notables who rest in one of Charlotte's oldest cemeteries, including best-selling author and civil rights activist Harry Golden. Then head next door to visit one of Charlotte's newest neighborhoods, Brightwalk, a national model of mixed-income development. Brian Yesowitch of Temple Beth El will co-lead the walk with historian Tom Hanchett.

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May
14
11:00am11:00am

Barcelona: The happy citizen

  • Passeig de Sant Joan Barcelona, CT Spain (map)
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I would love to take people on an awareness walk. Since I am an architect and urban planner, I share different points of how a person perceives a city and how she/he develops in the urban space. I love sharing ideas and thoughts as a part of an urban imaginary that can help our cities become a better environment.

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May
13
10:00am10:00am

North Carolina: The Transformation of Place: University City and Transit-Oriented Development

Experience University City's changing landscape on this one hour walk led by Tobe Holmes, the planning and development director at University City Partners. The tour will highlight key redevelopment plans as well as a few challenges and opportunities that will come on the heels of the Blue Line Extension.

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May
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

North Carolina: Celebrating Jean Tinguely and "Santana" at the Bechtler and Beyond

Join Jen Sudul Edwards, Ph.D., curator at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, for a tour of the new exhibition, "Celebrating Jean Tinguely and Santana." Edwards will highlight Tinguely's iconic sculpture, "Santana," which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2016, as well as sculptures from both the Bechtler collection and on loan, drawings and prints, and personal correspondence between the artist and the Bechtler family. The tour will conclude with a walk to Carillon Tower (227 West Trade Street) to view Tinguely's mark on Charlotte, "Cascade." This was the artist's last major work before he died.

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May
7
1:30pm 1:30pm

North Carolina: Plaza Midwood Ramble

Wander through Plaza Midwood, a Charlotte neighborhood steeped with history, with community historians Jeff Byers and Tom Hanchett, who've both written extensively on the neighborhood. Learn the history of the Plaza Midwood business district and meet some of its denizens – including the shopkeeper restoring a 1942 airplane inside his bookstore. This walking tour is in conjunction with OpenStreets704, an event that will close some streets to vehicle traffic to allow walking, biking, skating, etc. Info: Tom@HistorySouth.org. Due to its popularity, this walk is full. 

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May
7
12:00pm12:00pm

New York: "Eyes on Brooklyn Heights"

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.

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May
7
10:30am10:30am

Virginia: Arlington County Wandering Arts Walk

We’ve all done it. You’re sitting in traffic in front of that vacant building or empty lot and thought: “That place used to be hopping! Doesn’t anyone see the potential!?”

All visionaries are invited to join a County Wandering walking tour with artist Graham Coreil-Allen to explore and reimagine the public spaces of Arlington County’s Courthouse neighborhood!

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