Trees of the University of Oregon
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Trees of the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon campus has a number of unusual and significant trees. Trees provide a learning tool for students and play an important role in defining the campus character. This Jane's Walk will take a stroll through campus to observe a number of significant trees and the associated open spaces. The walk will begin and end at the Erb memorial Union outdoor amphitheater at the intersection of 13th Avenue and University Street.

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New York: Plattsburgh Downtown Walk
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

New York: Plattsburgh Downtown Walk

  • 41 City Hall Place Plattsburgh, NY, 12901 United States (map)
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Friends of Saranac River Trail continues our Treks in 2018 with our first Plattsburgh Downtown Trek. We'll visit highlights of Downtown as it is today. We'll point out a few historic point and a few coming attractions, but the focus is on the Downtown where we live, work, play, and visit -- today. We promise you you'll see things that have been right in front of your eyes for years as we explore Downtown.

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Civic Charleston Walk
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Civic Charleston Walk

The Saturday walk will begin and end at the Charleston Civic Design Center  This walk will focus on the beauty and walkability of Charleston. We will also celebrate the city's unique neighborhoods and examine its civic projects. This event is part of our "Weekend of Jane Jacobs" multi-day civic celebration. 

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Chicago: Dearborn Street Art and Sculpture
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Chicago: Dearborn Street Art and Sculpture

The act of looking to the past to inform the present has always been central to architecture. At a time when there is too much information and not enough attention, understanding the channels through which history moves and is shaped by architecture is more important than ever.  The relationship between art and architecture is a historical narrative unto itself.
From Jenney, Burnham, Calder and Mies, Picasso to Chagall and Roche-Dinkeloo, Dearborn Street between Congress Parkway and Wacker Drive offers more important architectural diversity and major public sculpture than any other street in the United States. This walk encompasses all of these architectural and artistic ideas.

The Walk will be led by Rolf Achilles, an independent Art Historian who has devoted his life to documenting, writing, talking, teaching, and preserving interiors and their decorative arts in the US and abroad. He serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Historic Preservation Program at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was the Founding Curator of the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows, 1999-2014. Concurrently, he is a consultant to the cities of Prague, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, London; to Glessner House, Richard H. Driehaus Museum, the Hegeler Carus Mansion, and to Sotheby’s and Christie’s.

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Eugene: Farmers’ Union to the Dragon Mural
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Eugene: Farmers’ Union to the Dragon Mural

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Step back in time to the days when agriculture was still King in the Southern Willamette Valley. The fine old collection of buildings at the Farmers' Union still literally carries the feel of the earth, the field and the crops that brought the first pioneers to this valley. Look around at the huge beams, old hoisting machinery and other evidence of its hard-working days providing for the needs of our farmers' coop. Stroll to three vibrant murals springing up nearby.

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 New York: "Eyes on Brooklyn Heights"
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

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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Eastside Charleston
May
6
3:00 PM15:00

Eastside Charleston

The Sunday walk is in partnership Enough Pie and Charleston Moves, as part of their month-long Awakening: MOTION community arts program. The walk will begin at the Saint Julian Devine Community Center and end at the Charleston Civic Design Center. It will focus on the unique character and walkability of Charleston's Eastside neighborhood. We will also examine the effects of urban highways and discuss emerging civic projects. City staff and neighborhood leaders will be involved in this walking conversation.

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Connecting Through Sidney's Greenspaces
May
6
3:45 PM15:45

Connecting Through Sidney's Greenspaces

We will start at Sidney All Care Residence and head to the Lochside Trail, down the new chip trail to the Calvin Ave entrance to Rathdown Park, east through the pedstrian cutthrough near Cleveland Ave, winding down to Resthaven Rd and ending at Fish O' Chips (stay for refreshment with the group optional).

The walk will be looking at several types of park and pedestrian amenities found in the north part of Sidney, which connect us through our neighborhood in different ways; Sidney's bounded geography and increasing population means we can't increase the amount of park space set aside, but we can look for the potentials we can see to creatively use and increase greenery, natural habitats and human-nature interaction in the spaces we already have.

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Salt Lake City: Between Earth and Sky
May
7
8:00 PM20:00

Salt Lake City: Between Earth and Sky

Have you noticed that the night sky looks different in urban versus rural areas? Do you miss seeing starry skies in your city? Join the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies and Dark Sky SLC for a Jane Jacobs Walk exploring the effects of lighting design in our cities and how you can help bring back the stars in your own neighborhood. We will walk downtown and learn about the types of lighting that contribute to dark sky conservation. Throughout this walking conversation, we’ll examine how lighting design effects urban ecosystems; including animals, public health and safety, public policy, ecological conservation, education and outreach.

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New Orleans Levee Breach Bike Tour
May
12
9:30 AM09:30

New Orleans Levee Breach Bike Tour

The Levee Breach Bike Tour, inspired by Jane Jacobs Walk, encourages people to come together outside their cars and learn more about the worst civil engineering disaster in US history. Participants tour the 83 breaches of the levees around New Orleans, which flooded the city as Hurricane Katrina subsided. Cyclists can view the breach sites and also the neighborhoods affected by the Army Corps of Engineers levee design mistakes.
The bike tour – guided by Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal – follows marked bike routes. The 90-minute tour begins at City Park and follows scenic Bayou St. John to the Levee Exhibit Hall & Garden and Relic Flooded House at the east breach of the London Avenue Canal. Next is several points of interest and a second breach site on the west side of the canal. The final stop is a permanent pump station. From here, cyclists can bike back to City Park or depart the tour and perhaps ride along the Lakefront.

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Salt Lake City: Folsom Corridor Walk
May
18
4:00 PM16:00

Salt Lake City: Folsom Corridor Walk

Join the Seven Canyons Trust and Jane Jacobs Walk for a walking conversation to explore
the Folsom Corridor, an effort to create a two-mile, paved trail and daylight the waters of City
Creek. Learn about the history and development of the Folsom Corridor project. Creative
placemaking, implemented as a part of AARP’s Community Challenge, will guide participants
through this previous railroad right-of- way. Ending at the historic A. Fisher Mansion, participants
will learn about the Jordan River Trail bridge and connections to a regional trail system for Ogden
to Provo. Project partners will be on-hand to discuss project progress and gather thoughts, visions,
and ideas for future implementation.

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