More Information for Hosts
On this page we have included some more in-depth information for Jane Jacobs Walk hosts. If you haven’t yet, we recommend you read the Host a Jane Jacobs Walk page first. If you want to register your walk, click on the Host a Walk image above. Otherwise, read on!
Jane Jacobs Walk Basics
Jane Jacobs Walk is a series of neighborhood walking tours that help put people in touch with their environment and with each other. All walks are given and taken for free. The main Jane Jacobs Walk event takes place annually on the first weekend of May, to coincide with Jane Jacobs’ birthday. Jane Jacobs Walks can also be organized and led at any other time of the year by enthusiastic local people or organizations.
The walks are led by anyone who has an interest in a neighborhood where they live, work or hang out. They offer a personal take on the local culture, the social history and the planning issues faced by residents. Jane Jacobs Walks work best as walking conversations, with lots of personal observations and examples.
Jane Jacobs Walks are a walking conversation. Tour guides lead the conversation with interesting insights and stories about their neighborhood, but also encourage people to share their own opinions and observations. Participants get the opportunity to meet neighbors face to face and hear each others’ ideas.
Tour guides don’t have to be familiar with Jane Jacobs’ work to lead a tour, but we encourage people to find out more by reading her books or consulting our website for more links and primers on her ideas.
Jane Jacobs Walk Hosts
A key principle of Jane Jacobs Walk is that it is self-organizing and self-selecting. Anyone can sign up to give a walk by getting in touch with local coordinators via the web (www.janejacobswalk.org) or email (email@example.com). Local hosts of Jane Jacobs Walk are provided with the administrative resources, infrastructure, network and inspiration to lead great community walking tours that energize local residents.
Jane Jacobs Walks are best organized by a broad array of people and groups who share a common concern for making cities more livable. A spectrum of approaches and observations about the city, its history and its future help make the conversation more dynamic.
Local Jane Jacobs Walk events should be inclusive, diverse and accessible, welcoming anyone and everyone to participate in the events by reaching out to people from every neighborhood of the city or town to encourage participation. Local events can fulfill many purposes for you and your neighborhood from personal and professional networking, promotional, or local advocacy.
Jane Jacobs Walk Audience
Anyone who enjoys getting to know their city and neighbors.
People who want to participate in meaningful conversations about the social and built future of their neighborhoods.
People engaged in the work of building cohesive communities and improving the walking environment.
People who want to change their cities and neighborhoods, for example to narrow the gap between the haves and have-nots in our cities and towns.
Youth and children who experience the impact of current transportation choices disproportionately, but who are rarely consulted on their aspirations for walking or cycling.
Jane Jacobs Walk Registration
All Jane Jacobs Walk events must be registered with www.janejacobswalk.org. This process makes it easier for others to find out about your walk. It also allows our organization help you plan and market your event. You can register your walk on the Host a Walk page.
Part of the registration process for your event involves creating an online map through Google of your planned route. We have created an online video tutorial on how to create your map here: How to Create a Google MyMap for Your Jane Jacobs Walk. You can also view Google’s My Map tutorial here. Your Jane Jacobs Walk coordinator will be available to help with this as well.
Jane Jacobs Walk Attribution
All organizers and tour guides must include a mention or logo of Jane Jacobs Walk during or on any event signage, flyers, websites or other materials related to the event. Non-profit groups, collectives, individuals, governmental agencies, unincorporated groups or associations may form partnerships with Jane Jacobs Walk and place their logos, brands on promotional and media materials.
Jane Jacobs Walk Nonprofit
Jane Jacobs Walk events are given and taken for free. No participant or organizer may charge for Jane Jacobs Walk or use the Jane Jacobs Walk event or logo to make specific offers of good or services that are for sale or will result in making profits for themselves or their groups. Local fundraising efforts for the support of the promotion and organizing of the event is encouraged, but cannot result in the collection of money from Jane Jacobs Walk participants during any tour or walk. Clarifications on this policy can be sought by contacting the Jane Jacobs Walk team firstname.lastname@example.org and getting written consent on any fundraising efforts.
Jane Jacobs Walk Release of Liability
Participation in Jane Jacobs Walk is open and undertaken at your own risk. You will be acting independently of Jane Jacobs Walk, its staff, advisors, directors, volunteers, funders, assigns and partners, none of whom are liable for your actions.
By participating in a Jane Jacobs Walk event you voluntarily and entirely assume the risk of injury to yourself or others, assume all legal liability related to your Jane Jacobs Walk tours and events, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Jane Jacobs Walk and its employees, officers, directors, members, volunteers, agents, assigns and partners. You also agree to obey the law and the directives of any duly authorized law enforcement officer.
If you are ready to register your event, click on this Host a Walk link or on the image at the top of the page to register your event. If you still have questions about hosting an event, please contact us by email at email@example.com.