This walk will be taking place in Holladay, UT and is surrounding the new development in the area. The walk will be beginning inside City Hall, then we will be walking to the Village Plaza, and will be ending at the SoHo Food Park where there will be a variety of food trucks. The walk is children and wheelchair friendly.
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.
Walk the Amazon Mile from the Hilyard Center to Tugman Park. Learn the history of our public recreation spaces, talk about new development and transit patterns, meet some neighbors along the way and look for newts in the creek. The walk is flat terrain with maintained sidewalks, roughly 30 minutes there and back at a leisurely pace with time to enjoy the park together. Total walk = 2.0 miles.
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.
We will be walking through Roscoe Village and discussing what bars have stood the test of time and why they have. We will also look at buildings that used to be bars when the neighborhood was young...and we'll have a few drinks along the way.
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.
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.
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.
Lane Arts Council presents the First Friday ArtWalk year-round in Downtown Eugene. Take the guided tour and follow the host to hear from the featured artists, or explore the other galleries and venues from 5:30-8pm on your own. This event happens rain or shine, and is always free!
The guided tour, led by Ada Weeks of the Eugene Symphony Guild, starts at 5:30pm at Vistra Framing & Gallery (411 W 4th Ave), followed by stops at 6:00pm at The Lincoln Gallery (309 W 4th Ave), 6:30pm at The New Zone Gallery (220 W 8th Ave), 7:00pm at MAVEN (271 W 8th Ave), and 7:30pm at Passionflower Design (128 E Broadway). Full details can be found at www.lanearts.org.
Special thanks to our ArtWalk Sponsor Eugene Symphony Guild and our Media Sponsor Eugene Magazine!
A 75-minute walking tour of downtown Durham, focusing on the city's 160-year history as the center of the world's tobacco industry, its decline as the industry moved overseas, and its revitalization over the past ten years as a vibrant center of arts, innovation and culture.
Join Transportation Planning staff as they give a one hour “basics of biking” class and then go out on a group ride to build confidence and comfort on the new PeaceHealth Rides bike share bikes. After the class we'll walk down to Kesey Square to take out bikes that we've reserved for the event and ride as a group down to the Whiteaker neighborhood. Optional extended stop at Oakshire Public House after the class & ride where we'll talk about upcoming transportation projects. Lead by Shane MacRhodes, League Cycling Coach & Transportation Options Coordinator.
Let's talk about power and community. Let's talk about good and bad outcomes at the UO, using judgments that Jane Jacobs encouraged people to use throughout her career. In 1970 the University of Oregon began a radical experiment in campus community-driven planning, known later as The Oregon Experiment. The idea -- proposed by the author of A Pattern Language, Christopher Alexander -- was to improve the quality of the environment by involving the community -- the real experts -- in genuine decision-making. This could lead to beautiful buildings, but Alexander later understood that he had not left enough at the UO to achieve this. We'll briefly train you in the approach he would use today.
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.