Walkable Salt Lake City Mobile Workshops
Oct
23
5:30 pm17:30
USA

Walkable Salt Lake City Mobile Workshops

  • Gallivan Center

Come explore Downtown Salt Lake City with us!

Come explore downtown Salt Lake City! Walkable Salt Lake is hosting mobile workshops on October 23rd, 26th, and 27th.

On a walking tour of Salt Lake City’s laneways, alleys, and mid-block walkways, we will uncover hidden treasures and a finer-grained pedestrian network. What makes these places special and how can we expose their charming, intimate atmospheres? Stimulate your creativity and help us reimagine Salt Lake City’s mid-block walkways!

Time/Date: October 23rd-5:30pm; October 26th-noon; & October 27th10:00 am

*Please note that you need to only attend one of these walks, since each walk on the different days will be the same.*

Event Start: The workshops begin at the Main Street entrance to the Gallivan Center

Event End: Exchange Place

Host: Salt Lake City, Walkable Salt LakeThis project is a joint project between the Salt Lake City Planning Division, Transportation Division, and the Redevelopment Agency.

This workshop has been sponsored by the APA Utah Chapter.

1.0 CM Credits are available to AICP members for attending one of these workshops.

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, strollers, seniors and children.

The River District Banner Walk
Aug
23
4:00 pm16:00
USA

The River District Banner Walk

  • The Sorenson Unity Center

The River District Banner Walk will begin and end at The Sorenson Unity Center 1383 S. 900 W. and will be concurrent with the Eco-Art Celebration held there from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.  The tour will celebrate the unveiling of the Children’s Banner Art Competition for The River District.

This self-guided tour will enable the walker to see all the winners of the River District Children’s Banner Coloring Competition, which will be printed and hung on Salt Lake City’s west side.

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Date: Thursday, April 24th

Event Start/End:  The Sorenson Unity Center 1383 S. 900 W

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Event Host: U of U Westside Planning Studio

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, wheelchairs, seniors, and children. Please note, this is a self-guided tour.

Hidden Philmont Treasures
Jun
30
11:00 am11:00
USA

Hidden Philmont Treasures

  • Philmont Village Greene


Jane Jacobs Walk to Find the Hidden Philmont Treasures Hunt / Philmont Community Day

Participants will be given a list of Philmont’s hidden treasure hunt clues – of which the answers will be based purely on observation skills during the walk. There will be up to 20 clues provided.

The Jane Jacobs Walk to Find Philmont’s Hidden Treasures Walk will gently amble through the Village Green, visiting the historic Tea House, walk the Philmont Labyrinth, then head up Maple Avenue which is full of historic 19th century homes, down Prospect St. towards the Harder Mansion, up Main St, turn right on Elm St and continue up to the Summit Mill and Summit Lake. The walk will continue along Lake Drive, down Ark St, turn right onto Main St. and continue up to the Vanderbilt House to end the walk – where refreshments and conversation can be enjoyed sitting on the outside dining deck overlooking the Summit Lake.

For those of us who are more energetic – the walk can continue by circling back down the Main St. to visit the Columbia Land Conservancy High Falls nature trails.

There will be a cap of 25 for the Jane Jacobs Walk to Find the Hidden Philmont Treasures Hunt on Philmont Community Day. No cap for participants for the treasure hunt component. This component does not require the participant to join in the walk and can be self directed.

Date: Saturday June 30, 2012

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Route: The event will start around 11am from the Philmont Beautification, Inc. vendor table located on the Philmont Village Greene as a participant of Philmont Community Day.   It will end at the Vanderbilt House at around 1pm.

Host Organization: Philmont Beautification, Inc.

Registration: RSVP to join the walk – send an email to info@pbinc.org by June 28th, 2012

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to children & seniors.

Better Block Jefferson Park
Jun
23
10:00 am10:00
USA

Better Block Jefferson Park

  • Jefferson Park Block

Jane Jacobs Walk is proud to promote WalkDenver’s first Better Block initiative. Better Block Jefferson Park will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 in the old business district of Jefferson Park— on 25th Ave, between Federal and Eliot.

Cities around the U.S. are looking for tools to help redevelop communities that enable multi-modal transportation while increasing economic development, and reducing carbon emissions. The “Better Block” project is a demonstration tool that acts as a living charrette so that communities can actively engage in the buildout process and provide feedback in real time.

Please note that this is an all day event.

Time: 10:00am-8:00pm

Date: Saturday June 23, 2012

Event Start/End: 25th Ave, between Federal and Eliot

Host Organization: WalkDenver

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

For more information please visit this event’s website at http://betterblockjp.org/

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to all.

Sustain the Granary: Exploring the Salt Lake City Granary District
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00
USA

Sustain the Granary: Exploring the Salt Lake City Granary District

  • Granary District

Join the Young Architect’s Forum (YAF) to explore the Granary District. In the spirit of Jane Jacobs, participants will stroll through this dynamic urban village, stopping to tour local highlights and hear the stories of residents, designers and business owners.

The evening kicks off at 6:00pm at Artspace Commons (800 S @ 400 W), where there’ll be a display of architecture projects focused on the Granary District. From there, The Young Architects Forum, in collaboration with SLC Green Drinks, will be hosting a tour of the District (what folks in the know call a “Jane’s Walk”), featuring local businesses and highlighting what’s going right in the neighborhood.

At the heart of it all, is the block party — from 5–8pm — with street performers, food trucks, and live music.

Then, when the sun sets, join us at Frida Bistro — where Local DJs and photographers will showcase a performance peice featuring Granary District images accompanied by sound. And, of course, there’ll be Frida’s incomparable tapas, margaritas, and mexican lagers.

Check out the YAF website at aiautahyaf.org or the YAF Facebook page for more details on the event.

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date: Friday, June 15 2012

Host Organization: Utah Young Architect’s Forum

Registration: RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please RSVP on the YAF website, or through the YAF Facebook page.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, wheelchairs, children, and seniors.

 

Culture & Cuisine: Dishing Up the East Village
May
21
11:00 am11:00
USA

Culture & Cuisine: Dishing Up the East Village

Join GVSHP staff member Dana Schulz as she takes you on a journey through the East Village, peeling back the layers of the cultural gastronomy scene that have made this neighborhood so eclectic (and delicious!) over the years. Explore how immigrant groups established restaurants to serve their own community as well as share their heritage with the uninitiated. Learn the little-known facts that make these spots famous and infamous and discover how the emerging food scene of today reflects the changing culture of the neighborhood. Stops will include John’s of 12th Street, Moishe’s Bakery, and the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. Food samples are not included, but you’ll surely have some good dining ideas!

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Date: Monday May 23, 2012

Event Start/End: TBD

Hosts: The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP)

Registration: Limit of 30 participants. Register by emailing rsvp@gvshp.org or by calling 212-475-9585 x35

Accessibility: Fully Accessible – children and seniors welcome.

Jane Jacobs’ Greenwich Village Battles
May
20
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Jane Jacobs’ Greenwich Village Battles

  • Washington Square Arch

Tracing the Path of Jane Jacobs’ Greenwich Village Battles

We will follow the route of Jane’s involvement in 3 battles against Robert Moses: The road through Washington Square Park, SoHo which the Lower Manhattan Expressway would have wiped out with Little Italy and Chinatown, and then West Village Houses where Moses wanted to demolish 14 square blocks for an Urban Renewal Plan.

Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm

Date: Sunday May 20, 2012

Event Start: Meet under the Washington Square Arch.

Host: Roberta Brandes Gratz, Author of Battle For Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, and Center for the Living City Board Member

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, children, and pets.

Winooski Ave & Burlington Urban Renewal
May
12
11:00 am11:00
USA

Winooski Ave & Burlington Urban Renewal

  • Panadero’s Bakery

Winooski Ave Reflections & Burlington Urban Renewal History

This event will have two walks, hosted by the Burlington Walk-Bike Council. The first walk will be down a portion of North Winooski Avenue, from the Old North End into Downtown. Participants will evaluate North Winooski Ave. in terms of pedestrian and bicycle safety and comfort. Everyone’s feedback and ideas will be compiled for use by the Burlington Walk-Bike Council.

A lunch break will include pizza and vegetables, as well as the viewing of an excellent short documentary by Patrick Farrington on the history of urban renewal in Burlington and the demolition of much of Burlington’s historic Italian neighborhood. It includes a number of moving interviews with some of those displaced.

The second walk, after lunch, will go over to the urban renewal area accompanied by some members of the Vermont Italian Club to see where some former homes, businesses, and schools had been located before they were demolished. Some of the Club members lived in this neighborhood as children or young adults, others had relatives living there.

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Date: Saturday, May 12th

Route: Panadero’s Bakery, 203 North Winooski Ave. to Fletcher Free Library Community Room, College Street. Then ending at Burlington Square Mall, off Church Street. Optional ending at Maglianero Cafe, 47 Maple Street.

Host Organization: Burlington Walk-Bike Council

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, children, and seniors.

Jane’s Walk Sunnyslope
May
12
8:00 am08:00
USA

Jane’s Walk Sunnyslope

  • Sunnyslope Historical Society
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We will start at Sunnyslope  Historical Society, pass the Sunnyslope Community Center, Sunnyslope Rock Garden and Norton Park. Immediately following the walk, participants are welcome to meet up for breakfast and conversation at Scramble, 9832 N. 7th St., where walkers will get 15% off their bill.

 

Time: 8:00am-10:00am

Date: Saturday, May 12th

Event Start: Sunnyslope Historical Society, 737 E. Hatcher Rd.

Host Organization: John C. Lincoln Health Network

Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, children, and seniors.

Seattle: Exuberant Diversity
May
10
5:30 pm17:30
USA

Seattle: Exuberant Diversity

  • 14th and Pine

On May 10th we are gathering to view the Pike/Pine Urban Corridor through the eyes of Jane Jacobs.  We will be tying current events, new developments, old developments, missed opportunities and positive changes into the ideas Ms. Jacobs discussed in The Death and Life.  Join us as we bring together the exuberant diversity of Capitol Hill and walk the streets of one of Seattle’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods and community corridors!

Click here to register for this event.

Date: Thursday May 10, 2012

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Route: Pike/Pine Urban Corridor – begin at 14th and Pine, end at Pine and Melrose (Bauhaus Coffee).

Host Organization: Capitol Hill Residents

Registration: RSVP via email; kate.elliott12@gmail.com, 30 person cap.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, & seniors. 

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps (Origins)
May
6
6:00 pm18:00
USA

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps (Origins)

  • intersection of Broadway and Lispenard

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps Baton – Canal Street to Bowling Green: The Origins of the City

Community activist and Professor of Planning, Michael Levine, will reveal the rapidly changing demographic and environmental trends of Lower Manhattan, while chair of the CB1 Financial District Committee, Ro Shaffe, will share his deep knowledge of the area’s history that has given way to its current conditions. Wellington Chen, Director of the Chinatown Partnership, will speak about the prolific history of Chinatown area and discuss the current social and environmental challenges of this focal community. Annaline Dinkelmann, founder of Wall Street Walks, will share her knowledge about the history of the Financial District, dating all the way back to Manhattan’s Dutch settlers.

BROADWAY: 1000 Steps is a project by Mary Miss to turn the oldest avenue of NYC into a “green corridor” where insights into our surroundings – from streets and buildings, to transportation and waste, to energy and the climate – can be made apparent and accessible at ground level. This project, to be inaugurated next spring 2013, will be implemented at up to twenty “hubs” dispersed along its length, from the Bronx to the Battery. Each hub will serve as a site for installations that reveal the urban infrastructure, decode the environment and suggest what the future city might be. This project is intended as a catalyst for interventions and projects by other artists, environmental designers, and citizens along Broadway, at additional sites in NYC and cities across the country.

NOTE: This walk is part of a continuous series of walks taking place on Sunday, May 5th.

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: The intersection of Broadway and Lispenard, one block South of Canal

Event End: Bowling Green

Host: Michael Levine, Ro Schaffe, Wellington Chen, Margaret Sagan

Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting place.

Accessibility: Fully Accessible

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps (Downtown)
May
6
4:00 pm16:00
USA

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps (Downtown)

  • 23rd St to Canal St

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps Baton – 23rd Street to Canal Street: The Downtown Area

Max Joel, the Director of Energy Connections at alternative energy organization, Solar One, will address their bold environmental initiatives, followed by naturalist and educator, Gabriel Willow, who will turn our attention to the natural habitat of the neighborhood beginning with Madison Square Park.

BROADWAY: 1000 Steps is a project by Mary Miss to turn the oldest avenue of NYC into a “green corridor” where insights into our surroundings – from streets and buildings, to transportation and waste, to energy and the climate – can be made apparent and accessible at ground level. This project, to be inaugurated next spring 2013, will be implemented at up to twenty “hubs” dispersed along its length, from the Bronx to the Battery. Each hub will serve as a site for installations that reveal the urban infrastructure, decode the environment and suggest what the future city might be. This project is intended as a catalyst for interventions and projects by other artists, environmental designers, and citizens along Broadway, at additional sites in NYC and cities across the country.

NOTE: This walk is part of a continuous series of walks taking place on Sunday, May 5th.

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: 23rd St. and Broadway

Event End: Canal St. and Broadway

Host: Max Joel

Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting place.

Accessibility: Fully Accessible

The Ogden Urban Tour
May
6
3:00 pm15:00
USA

The Ogden Urban Tour

  • Ogden Transit Hub

This Jane Jacobs Walk event will showcase the old core of Ogden and draw attention to the importance of building more walkable communities while also protecting historic buildings.

Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start/End: The event will begin and end at the Ogden Transit Hub.

Host Organization: Sean Hansen, Jane Jacobs Walk

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to wheelchairs, children, and seniors. 

Bike Tour of Historic Downtown
May
6
3:00 pm15:00
USA

Bike Tour of Historic Downtown

  • Nobrow Coffee

We will be leisurely biking through downtown on 300 S. with stops to enjoy the historic buildings in the area.  We will talk a little bit about there original uses, as well as their current uses.  There are several historic buildings that housed bicycle shops, and we will highlight those as well.  The roll starts at the east end of ‘The Broadway Mile’, and ends at the Rio Grande Station, to the west.  We will take a slight detour through Pierpont St, and those interested can stop at the Rose Establishment for refreshments afterwards.

Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm

Date: Sunday, May 6th

Event Start: Nobrow Coffee and Tea (315 East 300 South)

Event End: The Rose Establishment (235 South 400 West)

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles and children.

St. Paul Central Corridor Walkability Survey
May
6
2:30 pm14:30
USA

St. Paul Central Corridor Walkability Survey

  • Central Corridor Resource Center
Rail beds and platforms on Fourth Street in front of Union Depot in St. Paul

Rail beds and platforms on Fourth Street in front of Union Depot in St. Paul

St. Paul Central Corridor Walkability Survey

Jane Jacobs believed strongly that local community members understand best how their neighborhoods work, and what is needed to strengthen them. The District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (DCC) couldn’t agree more. That’s why the first Jane’s Walk in Minneapolis and Saint Paul will kick off a three-week long Walkability Survey of routes to and from Central Corridor light rail stations, which are currently under construction.

To help celebrate the Walkability Kickoff on May 6th, Charles Landry, the internationally renowned authority on urban revitalization, will lead one of the Jane’s Walks and offer informal remarks at the Walkability Survey Reception from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at the Central Corridor Resource Center. Landry will then participate in a weeklong series of events focused on Creating the 21st Century Intercultural and Creative Cities.

The DCC’s Walkability Survey is designed to gather on-the-ground, neighborhood-based information about walking conditions on routes to light rail stations. At the opening day reception, walkers will be encouraged to share what they learned — the good, the bad, and the ugly — and help create a composite map of all the walks taken that day. Information gathered throughout the three weeks of the survey will be used to build momentum for pedestrian realm improvements to provide a safe, accessible, and enjoyable walk for people of all ages and levels of mobility.

Please join us for the Survey Kickoff Walk and Reception on Sunday, May 6th. Community members will be leading survey walks in most of the 18 station areas from the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis to Lowertown Saint Paul. All walks will begin at 2:30 pm. We will continue to update our webpage with information about where group walks will start as they are confirmed. The walks and reception are free. There is no need to signup in advance, but we would love it if you would register as a participant by going to http://dcc-stpaul-mpls.org/special-projects/central-corridor-walkability-survey. If you cannot join us for the Jane’s Walk Kickoff May 6th, you may make the walk and complete the Walkability Survey anytime through May 28th.

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm

Route: One walk begins at the Central Corridor Resource Center, 1080 University Ave W., St. Paul; other walks will begin in Central Corridor LRT station areas. Exact locations will be posted as they are finalized. Walkability Reception will be held at the Central Corridor Resource Center at 4:00 pm.

Host Organizations: District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis & Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, children and seniors. 

Roosevelt Island
May
6
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Roosevelt Island

  • Roosevelt Island Visitor Center

Follow Judith Birdy, the President of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society on a Jane’s Walk that will go north through 1970’s new town to discover the history of the island, and learn how it has changed from an island of institutions to a residential community. Learn about future plans for the island, including a new university science campus. This is a great Walk for those wishing for a moderate length walk (this walk will cover approximately 12 blocks).

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: Roosevelt Island Visitor Center at the Roosevelt Island side Tram

Event End: TBD

Host: Judith Berdy of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks

 

Live, Love, Detroit
May
6
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Live, Love, Detroit

  • Mike's Market

Let’s walk about it, Detroit!  This is Detroit’s first Jane Jacobs walk. The route will include the two historic neighborhoods of Green Acres and Sherwood Forest.  The walk start at a food market to show that there are places in Detroit to buy food, and end at a local bistro. Along the way participants will visit a local park, historic homes, where 8 mile meets the suburbs, a cemetery, a local church, and businesses along the Avenue of Fashion.  We’ll hear from lifelong Detroiters, including members from the city’s first radio patrol, and about life in this corner of Detroit.  Come learn about the best kept secrets in Detroit!

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Date: Sunday, May 6th

Event Start: Mike’s Market (19195 Livernois Ave)

Event End: 1917 American Bistro (19416 Livernois Ave)

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles and children.

Capitalist New York: 1600s to Present Day
May
6
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Capitalist New York: 1600s to Present Day

  • Bowling Green Subway Station

From New Amsterdam in the 1600s to NYC in 2012, this Jane’s Walk will explore the evolution of capitalism through architecture, from Battery Park to Wall Street.

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: Bowling Green Subway Station, in front of the Customs House

Event End: The Bull at Broadway between Morris & Beaver Street

Host: Suzanne Timmer and Thomas Wyaux

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Not Accessible – stairs, obstacles, uneven terrain, steep paths.

A New Way of Seeing and Understanding NYC
May
6
2:00 pm14:00
USA

A New Way of Seeing and Understanding NYC

  • 555 Hudson St New York, NY, 10014 United States

This walk, beginning at the former home of Jane Jacobs, will discuss what could have happened to the area if she had not defeated Robert Moses in building a Lower Manhattan Expressway, urban density and diversity (which Jacobs was highly in favor of), and will look at the type of “sidewalk ballet” that Jacobs viewed from her window.

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: 555 Hudson Street, Manhattan

Event End: Below the High Line

Host: Marty Schneit, of Marty’s New York Tours

Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting place.

Accessibility: Fully Accessible

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps (Midtown)
May
6
2:00 pm14:00
USA

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps (Midtown)

  • Columbus Circle

The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps Baton – 59th Street to 23rd Street: Midtown Through the Square

Vin Cipolla, president of the Municipal Art Society (MAS), will guide us from Columbus Circle to Times Square—historic junctions along Broadway where MAS has played a critical role boosting the corridor’s assets. The Times Square Alliance will also be on hand to speak more specifically about Times Square’s cultural relevance and the plans in place to improve the area. Broadway Green Alliance will address its own initiatives regarding greening of the theater district.

BROADWAY: 1000 Steps is a project by Mary Miss to turn the oldest avenue of NYC into a “green corridor” where insights into our surroundings – from streets and buildings, to transportation and waste, to energy and the climate – can be made apparent and accessible at ground level. This project, to be inaugurated next spring 2013, will be implemented at up to twenty “hubs” dispersed along its length, from the Bronx to the Battery. Each hub will serve as a site for installations that reveal the urban infrastructure, decode the environment and suggest what the future city might be. This project is intended as a catalyst for interventions and projects by other artists, environmental designers, and citizens along Broadway, at additional sites in NYC and cities across the country.

NOTE: This walk is part of a continuous series of walks taking place on Sunday, May 5th. 

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: 59th St. and Broadway; Columbus Circle entrance to Central Park

Event End: The intersection of Broadway and 23rd, on the South-West corner of Madison Square Park

Host: Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society of New York

Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting place.

Accessibility: Fully Accessible

Winn Park
May
6
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Winn Park

  • 2620 P St Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States

Sacramento: Winn Park

Neighborhood activist Kay Knepprath, longtime SOCA member and leader of the Sacramento Jane Jacobs Reading Group, leads this stroll on the sidewalks of Winn Park. Kay will show how ideas discussed in The Death and Life of Great American Cities can be demonstrated by the built environment of Sacramento’s midtown neighborhoods

Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start/End: 2620 P Street

Host Organization:  Sacramento Old City Association

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to wheelchairs, bicycles, seniors, and children. 

Tottenville: Main Street U.S.A.
May
6
1:00 pm13:00
USA

Tottenville: Main Street U.S.A.

  • Tottenville train station

Lower Main Street in Tottenville became an important business center in the mid-19th c. with the revitalization of the oyster industry enhanced by the extension of the SI Railroad to Tottenville in 1860. Capt. John Totten, who lived nearby & whose house still stands, built a dock and general store along the waterfront here, and the maritime industries that supported that industry soon flourished. A century later, Main St. remained at the heart of the community’s business district, providing a wide range of services from banking to shoe repair.

Today, the mom-and-pop stores have all but disappeared, and Main St. struggles in tough economic times. What does the future hold for small town centers like Main Street, Tottenville?

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start/End: Tottenville train station (last stop on the Staten Island Railway)

Hosts: Tottenville Historical Society

Registration: Please RSVP: 646-291-7005 or at http://bit.ly/IK7opO

Accessibility: Fully Accessible

Historic Flushing (Queens)
May
6
1:00 pm13:00
USA

Historic Flushing (Queens)

  • corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue

Historic Flushing (Queens): Colonists, Quakers, and Tree Nurseries

From the brave English settlers who defied tyrannical Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant in the name of religious tolerance, to the oldest house of worship in New York State, to the terrible sacrifice suffered by Declaration of Independence Signer Francis Lewis, Flushing has seen New York history unfold on its land since the 1600s. Find out where Thomas Jefferson shopped for trees for his beloved Monticello, and where Quaker founder George Fox preached to hundreds under the shade of two grand oak trees, all here in the erstwhile village once called the prettiest on Long Island.

*Please note: This tour is about Flushing from the 1600s through the early 20th century, not present-day Asian Flushing*

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Event Start: Meet outside the Burger King, near the corner of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

Event End: Outside the John Bowne House, 31-01 Bowne Street.

Host Organization: Linda McDonnell, Friendly Native New Yorker Tours

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks

ULI North Florida Sustainability Walk
May
6
1:00 pm13:00
USA

ULI North Florida Sustainability Walk

  • Dowtown Jacksonville

Urban Land Institute North Florida: Sustainability Walk

The Urban Land Institute of North Florida will be hosting a walk in downtown Jacksonville. Check back soon for more information on this exciting walk which will focus on sustainability, and its role creating thriving communities.

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Date: Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Host Organization: ULI North Florida

Registration: Event will be free. More information on how to RSVP coming shortly.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, children, and seniors.

Woodlawn in the Bronx
May
6
1:00 pm13:00
USA

Woodlawn in the Bronx

  • Bronx

Explore this well defined former village of Westchester County that retains many of its small-town elements — main street, churches, schools, post office, library, railroad station, green spaces — after being absorbed into the NYC grid more than 100 years ago. We’ll talk a bit about Woodlawn’s role in a Revolutionary War skirmish, its history as one of the Bronx’s “Irishtowns”, and its connection to NYC’s 19th-century aqueduct projects. But mostly we’ll walk across a portion of Woodlawn’s predominantly residential streets to illustrate how Jane Jacob’s philosophy of “well-used” city streets and sidewalks have preserved Woodlawn as a stable, safe, thriving urban neighborhood. We’ll end at a local venue for refreshments and conversation.  

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: East Side of Van Cortlandt Park E. and E. 242nd St, on island at flag pole

Event End: TBD

Host:  Allison Jaffe

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks

 

The Old Bloomingdale Community
May
6
1:00 pm13:00
USA

The Old Bloomingdale Community

  • 991 Amsterdam Ave New York, NY, 10025 United States

This walk will explore the neighborhood that sits at the edge of the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights, and, at appropriate sites, discussions will examine different elements of Jane Jacobs’ ideas which have transformed our thinking about cities. Walkers will explore these ideas in the context of this neighborhood’s history and how it developed.

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start/End: 991 Amsterdam Ave. (between 108th and 109th St.)

Host: Jim Mackin, of the Columbus-Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID)

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks.

People, Power and Politics
May
6
1:00 pm13:00
USA

People, Power and Politics

  • Tramway Plaza

Sense the energy and ambition that has spurred an incredibly dynamic and fascinating area, tucked away between Tramway Plaza and Sutton Square and dominated by the iconic Queensboro Bridge. The zone grew as a rough and ragged district of power plants, breweries and tenements, until a bevy of society ladies transformed a tenement block into an exclusive enclave that set off a local apartment house boom. Near and distant views reveal the places where Robert Moses bullied locals into accepting the East River Drive, where zoning encouraged residential towers, where Philip Johnson designed a futurist New Town, where citizens locked horns with city planners, and where Louis Kahn’s Memorial to FDR finally nears completion.

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: Tramway Plaza, 59th St. and 2nd Ave, Manhattan

Event End: Sutton Place Park, 57th St. and Sutton Place, Manahttan

Host: Carole Rifkind, author, filmmaker and MAS Board Member

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Fully Accessible

Walking the U
May
6
1:00 pm13:00
USA

Walking the U

  • Reservoir Park

The Walk will go through the University of Utah campus and surrounding neighborhoods. The idea is to observe entrances and doorways to buildings, as well observe areas that are enjoyable to walk, and those that are not.

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start/End: Reservoir Park, corner of South Temple, and Virginia/University

Host Organization: Alex Fuller, Jane Jacobs Walk

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to children and seniors.

Old Oakland District to Governor George Pardee House
May
6
12:30 pm12:30
USA

Old Oakland District to Governor George Pardee House

  • Oakland Marriott Hotel

The area of Oakland we will be visiting was developed in the 1860s and 1870s, shortly after the transcontinental railroad was completed and Oakland was designated the western terminus. George Pardee’s father Enoch was a doctor in the Gold Rush era. George served as California’s governor from 1903 to 1907. Family members donated the home and belongings to a foundation and it is periodically open to the public for teas and tours.

Oakland is hosting the annual California Preservation Foundation statewide conference May 3-6 at the Oakland Marriott & Convention Center. It is also the city’s birthday (160th)on May 4th. Our Jane’s Walk will be taking place on the final day of the conference, and many conference attendees are expected to attend. The public is also cordially invited to take part. The Oakland Tours Program is sponsored by the city’s Cultural Arts & Marketing Department.

 

Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm

Date: Sunday, May 6th

Route: This walk leaves from the Oakland Marriott Hotel main lobby (1001 Broadway) and goes through the National Register listed Old Oakland Historic District to the home belonging to California governor George Pardee and his family, which was built in 1868. The home, located at 672 11th St. (approximately 6 blocks from the Marriott) will be open for guided tours on the day of the Jane’s Walk.

Host Organization: Oakland Tours Program

Registration: No cap for this event. RSVP to aallen@oaklandnet.com, or leave a message at 510 238-3234.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and welcoming to bicycles, wheelchairs, children, and seniors.

 

In Search of the Tenderloin and Tin Pan Alley
May
6
12:00 pm12:00
USA

In Search of the Tenderloin and Tin Pan Alley

  • Sidewalk in front of Gilsey House

From the 1870s to about 1910, the Tenderloin was Manhattan’s most famous red-light district, a cradle of elegant vice that developed north of 23rd Street west of Fifth Avenue, in the shadow of luxurious hotels such as Gilsey House. High-stakes gambling parlors, brothels, saloons, dance halls – the Tenderloin reveled in its own illegality, until pressure from civic authorities and corporate development led to its demise. Since the 1990s, zoning changes have altered the landscape of the old Tenderloin’s main stem – Sixth Avenue – and have led to the destruction of many buildings. But a few reminders survive. On this tour, we will visit sites associated with still-visible Tenderloin businesses, including the block of 28th St. once known as Tin Pan Alley, birthplace of the pop music industry.

Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012

Event Start: Sidewalk in front of Gilsey House, 1200 Broadway at 29th Street

Event End: TBD

Host: David Freeland (www.gothamlostandfound.com)

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks.