Walks Through History — Marked Tree Historic District
Dec
14
11:00 am11:00
USA

Walks Through History — Marked Tree Historic District

  • 11 Fisco St. Marked Tree, Arkansas Marked Tree, Arkansas

Marked Tree is located between the St. Francis and Little rivers in the area known as the “sunken lands,” which was created by the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812. The town supposedly acquired its name from an oak tree on the bank of the Little River that was marked with an “M” in the 1830s by John Murrell’s gang of outlaws. Marked Tree prospered after the completion in 1883 of the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad (later the Frisco). By the 1890s, the timber industry dominated the local economy. The region was plagued by frequent flooding, and in response to the devastating Flood of 1927, the Corps of Engineers constructed the Marked Tree Lock & Siphons in the late 1930s to control flooding and provide transportation along the St. Francis River. Better flood control methods allowed farmers to grow more crops, including cotton, corn, soybeans and rice. Co-sponsored by the Marked Tree Chamber of Commerce. Meet at the Farmers and Merchants Bank and Trust Building (Poinsett County Drainage District No. 7 Office) at 11 Frisco St.

Time: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Date: December 14, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Begin: 11 Fisco St. Marked Tree, Arkansas

Host: Rachel Silva, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors, Children

Walks Through History — Judsonia Bridge and Historic Downtown Judsonia
Oct
12
11:00 am11:00
USA

Walks Through History — Judsonia Bridge and Historic Downtown Judsonia

  • NE Corner of Washington St. & Van Buren St.
 PHOTO BY STEVE THOMPSON

 PHOTO BY STEVE THOMPSON

Time: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Date: October 12, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Judsonia United Methodist Church

NE Corner of Washington St. & Van Buren St.

Host: Rachel Silva, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors, Children

Instabike of Downtown
Oct
12
10:00 am10:00
USA

Instabike of Downtown

  • Pioneer Park

Our last tour of the season will be Saturday, October 12th. Only this time we will explore by bike! We will explore history, urban design, redevelopment, and your vision for the future of Downtown. Thanks to the Utah Heritage Foundation for contributing some of the historical facts we’ll share.

The tour is free with an activity planned specifically for kids (it’s cool, we promise!). Each participant will receive a pedometer and we’ll give away a City Connect Pass at the end of each tour (both courtesy of Visit Salt Lake).

Bring your own bike. A limited number of GREENBikes will be available for individuals to borrow. If you need a bike, please email molly.robinson@slcgov.com by 5 pm October 10th. Bring your smartphone to contribute to an Instagram photo journal of the tour (#downtownplanslc). See our project website (downtownplanslc.com) for more information! Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/579873202069272/

Bike tour will travel City streets (not sidewalks).

MEET BY THE BIKE VALET AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF PIONEER PARK.

Time:

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Departs from the Southeast corner of Pioneer Park at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, near the Bike Valet. Will end in the same place.

Host: Molly Robinson, Salt Lake City Corporation

Theme: Biking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to bicycles.

Registration: No, all are welcome. If you need to borrow a bike, a limited number of GREENbikes (from SLC’s bike share program) will be available. Please email molly.robinson@slcgov.com to reserve a GREENbike no later than Thursday, October 10th at 5 pm.

UPSO & SCIF Walk
Oct
2
6:00 pm18:00
USA

UPSO & SCIF Walk

  • University of Utah Honors Residential Hall

Campus is our laboratory to experiment with. Come take a stroll to learn more about your own backyard and the endless possibilities to enhance it. University of Utah students and the Utah Planning Student Organization (UPSO) have come together to host this walk to highlight sustainable projects on campus that have been implemented by students. All of the projects have been funded through the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) that is available for any student to apply for (http://sustainability.utah.edu/get-involved/students/sustainable-campus-fund.php). At the end of the walk all attendees are welcome to join us for refreshments while we discuss what we would like to see happen next on campus. The hosts of the walk can further help individuals get in contact with the correct people to make these visions become a reality!

Time(s): 6:00pm-7:00pm

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Event Start/End: The event will begin at 6:00 pm at the University of Utah Honors Residential Hall. We will gather at the building’s pavilion and then begin our journey! We will explore the campus and end with light refreshments and short discussion at the Pioneer Gardens (lower campus).

Host: Kimber Collins, Megan Townsend
Utah Planning Student Organization (UPSO)

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to college students, wheelchairs, children, and seniors.

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Downtown Instawalk, Salt Lake City 2013
Sep
21
8:30 am08:30
USA

Downtown Instawalk, Salt Lake City 2013

  • Pioneer Park

Please join us Saturday for one of three walking tours exploring Downtown Salt Lake. We will explore history, urban design, redevelopment, and your vision for the future of Downtown. Thanks to the Utah Heritage Foundation for contributing some of the historical facts we’ll share.

The tours are free with an activity planned specifically for kids (it’s cool, we promise!). Each participant will receive a pedometer and we’ll give away a City Connect Pass at the end of each tour (both courtesy of Visit Salt Lake). (You are only eligible to win once per day; attending all 3 tours will not multiply your chances.)

Bring your smartphone to contribute to an Instagram photo journal of each tour (#downtownplanslc). See our project website for more information!
To register (not required, but helpful!), go to our Facebook events page.

http://downtownplanslc.com

Time(s):

  • 8:30-9:30 AM;
  • 10:30-11:30 AM;
  • 12:30-1:30 PM

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Event Start/End: 

We will meet at the Northwest corner of Pioneer Park at the Downtown Farmer’s Market. Three tours (same material each time) depart at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, and 12:30 PM. Each will last about 1 hour.

Host: Molly Robinson, Salt Lake City Corporation

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome. RSVP is suggested.  RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Plan-SLC/346508795450311?id=346508795450311&sk=events

Walks Through History — Whittington Park Historic District in Hot Springs
Sep
14
11:00 am11:00
USA

Walks Through History — Whittington Park Historic District in Hot Springs

  • Dryden Ouachita Mountain Pottery Plant

Whittington Park Historic District in Hot Springs. Located northwest of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs, the Whittington Park neighborhood contains good examples of Queen Anne, Craftsman and Ranch-style homes. The residential area developed around Whittington Lake Reserve Park, which was constructed in the 1890s by the U.S. Department of the Interior as part of an extensive building and landscaping program for the Hot Springs Reservation. In the early 20th century, an entertainment district was established west of the park, including an ostrich farm, alligator farm and an amusement park. As the bathing industry grew, more construction occurred around Whittington Park. The neighborhood was home to working-class residents, many of whom worked in nearby hotels, bathhouses and restaurants. Co-sponsored by the Whittington Valley Neighborhood Association and the Garland County Historical Society. Meet in front of the Dryden Ouachita Mountain Pottery Plant at 341 Whittington Ave.

Time: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Date: September 14, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Begin: Dryden Ouachita Mountain Pottery Plant 341 Whittington Ave. Hot Springs

Host: Rachel Silva, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors, Children 

Walks Through History–Pine Bluff Commercial Historic District
Aug
10
11:00 am11:00
USA

Walks Through History–Pine Bluff Commercial Historic District

  • Jefferson County Courthouse

The “Walks through History” tour series features historic sites or districts around Arkansas each month. The tours are free and open to the public. Tours begin at 11:00 a.m., unless otherwise indicated, and last between one and two hours. An AHPP historian delivers a lecture about the properties while leading guests on a walking tour.

Pine Bluff was so named because it was the first bluff above the mouth of the Arkansas River and was covered with pine trees. The Jefferson County seat prospered as a steamboat port and later because of the railroads. The Cotton Belt Railroad built its shops and a car-making facility in Pine Bluff, quickly making it the largest employer in the city. Railroads enabled residents to ship the area’s valuable cotton and timber resources to larger markets. During World War II, the U.S. Army constructed the Pine Bluff Arsenal north of town to produce munitions and chemical agents. Today Pine Bluff is the largest city in southeast Arkansas and is home to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The buildings in the historic district reflect Pine Bluff’s status as a regional commercial hub during the 19th and 20th centuries. Co-sponsored by the Pine Bluff Historic District Commission and the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum. Meet at the Jefferson County Courthouse at Main & Barraque streets.

Time: 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

Date:  August 10, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Begin: Jefferson County Courthouse at Main & Barraque

Host: Rachel Silva, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors, Children

Origins of Delhi: The First City of Delhi
Jun
29
7:00 am07:00

Origins of Delhi: The First City of Delhi

  • Qutub Minar Ticket Booking Counters

Mehrauli, as described in various recorded chapters of Delhi history, is surely the oldest, continuously inhabited area of our glorious city of Delhi. Having been formed as a small fortified outpost of few villages, acting as the first line of defense against the Afghan & Mongol attackers in the late 8th century AD, it has seen the rise and fall of numerous dynasties & empires of Delhi.  Mehrauli is the site of a plethora of monuments, with historians claiming that nearly 250 buildings of architectural, historical & cultural importance dot this area. 

Time: 7AM – 9AM

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Event Start/End: Qutub Minar Ticket Booking Counters

Host: Ramit Mitra, DelhiByFoot

Theme: Walking

Registration: Maximum 20 can participate and they can email explore@delhibyfoot.in or call Ramit on 9871181775

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors, Children.

Walks Through History: Leslie Arkansas
Jun
20
11:00 am11:00
USA

Walks Through History: Leslie Arkansas

  • Ozark Heritage Arts Center

Walk through the history of downtown Leslie, Arkansas on July 20, 2013

Time: 11 AM-1 PM

Date: July 20, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Ozark Heritage Arts Center
410 Oak St.
Leslie, AR

Host: Rachel Silva, Arkansas Historic Preservation

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors, Children

Jane Jacobs Walk in Juhu
Jun
16
5:30 pm17:30

Jane Jacobs Walk in Juhu

  • Juhu Beach

We are focusing on ways to make Mumbai walkable and pedestrian friendly. The attempt is to make city more inclusive and participatory and less tolerant to cars. It’s a walk facilitated by The Urban Vision in honor of Jane Jacobs, an American urbanism thinker and activist who promoted the idea of walkability in neighborhoods.

https://www.facebook.com/events/166978413468162/?ref=25

Time: 5:30 to 7pm

Date: June 16, 2013

Event Start/End: Juhu beach promenade to Bandra promenade.

Meet-up location: Below Granth Bookstore near Juhu Beach

Walk details: Start at Granth Bookstore sharp at 5.30pm and end at Cafe Coffee Day at Carter Road Bandra.

Host: Pallavi Shrivastava, Urban Vision

Theme: Walking, Biking

Registration: Please register your participation at pallavi@theurbanvision.com with your email and phone number. Participation slots are limited to 15 people.

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children

You’re a “Gem”
Jun
15
10:00 am10:00
USA

You’re a “Gem”

  • Woodruff place neighboorhood

Come out (and bring your family, friends, children, and pets) and honor the legacy of Jane Jacobs as we walk through some of the great Near Eastside neighborhoods. The route is around 2 miles, starting at the John H. Boner Center, and weaving through Woodruff Place and St. Clair Place. The theme, “You’re A Gem”, refers to the idea that everyone in your neighborhood and/or community has something special about them that can help improve the world around us. Join Public Allies-Indianapolis & Health By Design, and identify the gems in these neighborhoods as well as your own!

Time: 10am-1pm

Date: June 15th, 2013

Event Start/End: 

We will be in the Woodruff place neighboorhood off of 10th st.  We will have signs and flyers with the walk route on it.

Host: Brittany Sichting, Public Allies Indianapolis

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is welcome and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children

Capital Area Beltway Walk
Jun
9
3:00 pm15:00
USA

Capital Area Beltway Walk

  • Art Association Building

Walking the Southerly base of the Capital Area Emerald Necklace.  We will walk from the Market St bridge, Riverfront Park to Five Senses Garden near the Harrisburg Eastmall (about 3 miles). The walk aims at developing observational skills along this pathway with hopes of taking moments to take pictures, do a quick sketch, turn over a rock or two, and wade in the water at Five Senses Park.

Time: 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Date: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Event Start/End: Art Association Building near the Market St. bridge and Front St. in Downtown Harrisburg

Host: Leroy Latty, WeLL Enterprises

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children

Fight 2 end Animal Cruelty
May
28
10:30 am10:30
USA

Fight 2 end Animal Cruelty

  • Indianapolis, Indiana

We will be discussing the effects of Animal Cruelty and how we can prevent the violent terrible things that are happening to our four-legged friends. We will also be able to learn how we can adopt a vegan diet, how to ditch wool, leather and fur, how to ditch all beauty/hair care/hygiene items that test and experiment on animals, how to prevent going to places that promote and produce animal cruelty (such as circuses, most pet stores, animal sports, and Sea World), and even how to stop the horse carriage company and the incidents that occur with horse carriages every year, as well as why we should call exercise “fighting for the animals” and the health/environmental benefits of the vegan diet! This Jane Jacobs Walk is for the animals! The event will take place in May 25, 2013 and October 12, 2013 in honor of Vegetarian Month!

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Date:  May 25, 2013 and October 12, 2013

Event Start/End: 

We will start from 56th Broad Ripple Ave to 86th Street.

Host: Vanessa Helm, IUPUI Student Wellness Coalition (SWELL)

Theme: Walking, Biking, Jogging

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children

Markets of Bandra
May
19
7:30 pm19:30

Markets of Bandra

  • Hill Road

This walk aims to explore bandra’s colourful history through the lens of its markets. It also aims for a dialogue on how different communities interact and create and break boundaries over food and ingredients. This walk will cover old catholic bakeries that give bandra it’s daily bread. The meat markets where everything, including your caste is on display. The sanitised urban supermarket, the fisherwomen who hawk their wares along an old village bylane, the gent who used to own a barbecue, where neighbours and strangers could buy food and stop for a chat, the lady who cooks at her doorstep, and feeds the migrant guards as well as migrant white collar worker. This is bandra, through smell, sound, sight and the people of its markets.

Date: May 19, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Start point: Hill Road
End point: Chimbai Village

Host: Shormistha Mukherjee, Rickshaw Communication & Design

Theme: Walking

Registration: There is a cap on this event of 12 people. To RSVP, please email Shormistha@rickshawmail.com

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Seniors, Children 

Metamorphosis of Mazagaon
May
12
7:30 am07:30

Metamorphosis of Mazagaon

  • Byculla Bakery
Photos from Urban Design Collective

Photos from Urban Design Collective

Mazagaon, one of the few remaining European remnants of Mumbai, is the hotbed of continuous metamorphosis due to its historic ability to encompass the new and the old of influences. Proof of this, is its possession of the spatial intersections of various religious & regional communities , such as the Maharashtrians, East Indians, Anglo-Indians, Catholic Konkanies, Khoja Muslims, Bori Muslims & many more.This walk wishes to showcase the rich cultural heritage that exists in Mazagaon, as well as provide a commentary on the existing social structure of the area. Included in this, are chronicles of Mazagaon’s forgotten past, stories of impending change and urban legends that continue to haunt its residents to this day. All in all, this is a walk to have a dialogue about how cities are made by and of people, and how it belongs to each of us, even the scary bits.

Time: 7.30 am to 9.30 am

Date:  Sunday, May 12, 2013

Event Start/End: The walk will commence at Byculla Bakery, Outside Byculla Station and end at Gupta Ice cream Parlour.

Host/Host Organization:  Vidhya Mohankumar,  Urban Design Collective

Registration:  To participate in the walk, please register with Urban Design Collective by filling this form: http://tinyurl.com/jjwindia

Accessibility: Seniors, Children, Students

Dark Age Ahead – The Wizard of O’Farrell Jane Jacobs Walk
May
5
5:00 pm17:00
USA

Dark Age Ahead – The Wizard of O’Farrell Jane Jacobs Walk

  • Twitter Building

Jane Jacobs writing in Dark Age Ahead, identified five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline:

Community and Family
Higher Education
The Effective Practice of Science
Taxation and Government
Self-policing by Learned Professions

The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contended, was behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten.
This walk will tie in ideas discussed in Jane’s last book she published before she died, Dark Age Ahead as seen through the lens of downtown San Francisco Neighborhoods.
Please join this walk.
And maybe, just maybe you might meet The Wizard of O’Farrell Street !

Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Walk Begins : In front of The Twitter Building’s Main Entrance, 1355 Market Street

Walk Ends : Pier 15, The Embarcadero, outside The Exploratorium’s new location

Host:  HiMY SYeD, SFwiki.org

Theme: Walking

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children

About the Walk Leader :

HiMY SYeD is currently visiting the San Francisco Bay Area.
For the past four years, he has lead a similar Jane’s Walk in his hometown of Toronto titled, “Dark Age Ahead – The Wizard of Ossington Jane’s Walk”.

This is HiMY’s fifth year leading a walk discussing Dark Age Ahead but the first time in San Francisco incorporating local neighbourhood examples.

Hometown Security: Bronx, New York
May
5
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Hometown Security: Bronx, New York

  • 901 Hunts Point Ave Bronx, NY, 10474 United States
photo: majoracartergroup.com

photo: majoracartergroup.com

This tour, led by MacArthur “genius” Fellow and Peabody Award winning radio host of ThePromisedLand.org, Majora Carter, will take participants through the streets of her youth as folks learn about what it all looked like when the neighborhood was built, when it burned, and how it is still rebuilding before our eyes today.

Special attention will be paid to the 5-acre Spofford juvenile detention facility – built in 1959, and closed in 2011. As an extension of the experience, you are invited to attend Memories of the Future at 4:00 PM

MCG has co-sponsored this community led theater project involving an inter-generational group of people whose live were in some way affected by the Spofford Juvenile Detention facility.
Some members of this group were inmates of, or workers inside Spofford,or local residents, or someone they loved was in there.

For the past 10 weeks, they have met every Monday 6:30pm-9pm with Theater of the Oppressed artistic coaches, and multi-media director Melanie Crean to explore their experiences and feelings about Spofford.

Now, they are ready to show a live audience what they’ve learned, and invite audience members to react & contribute as part of the performances.

The observations gleaned from these 2 unique theatrical events will go on to inform and influence how the 5-acre Spofford site will be re-developed in the future.

For more info – please contact research@majoracatergroup.com or 718 874 7313

 

Time: 2 pm

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

901 Hunts Point Avenue (entrance on Garrison Avenue)
The Bronx, NY 10474
718 874 7313

Host: Majora Carter, Hometown Security Laboratories

Theme: Walking

Registration: No registration needed. All are welcome.

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children 

Uptown Detroit- Along Eight Mile
May
5
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Uptown Detroit- Along Eight Mile

  • Baker’s Keyboard Lounge

The walk starts at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5. From there, walkers will head onto 8 Mile Road, which in that area is home to several banks, a medical laboratory and auto parts store.  Hear the history of 8 Mile, and a little about its future (including a new shopping center nearby anchored by Meijer). Someone who lives right on 8 Mile also will share their perspective and stories before walkers head into the quieter tree-lined streets of Greenacres. The walk ends with conversation and snacks – and some music.  We have no indication that Eminem will show up but we may play at least one of his songs!

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Baker’s Keyboard Lounge-  The world’s oldest Jazz Club on Livernois South of Eight Mile in Detroit, 48221

Host: Mark Loeb, Greenacres Woodward

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children

Jane Jacobs Oakland Wiki Walk
May
5
1:00 pm13:00
USA

Jane Jacobs Oakland Wiki Walk

  • Lake Merritt BART Station
Photo by HiMY SYeD

Photo by HiMY SYeD

We will walk through several streets that are the sites of Oakland’s history from its founding up to the present.

Knowledge gleaned from the pages of Oakland Wiki will be presented at stops throughout this two hour walk :

Legacy of Horace W. Carpentier – Oakland’s first mayor on the city today
What ever happened to Harrison Railroad Park ?
History of Chinatown and Old Historic District
Oakland Police Department – The Good. The Bad. And some stuff in-between.
Oakland’s Oldest News Stand
The Great Wall of Oakland
How Art Murmur became First Fridays
And much, much more!

Time: 1 p.m.

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Starting point for this Jane Jacobs Walk will be the Lake Merritt BART Station street level main entrance facing the park.

End point will be outside the front of The Terrace Room which part of The Lake Merritt Hotel.

Host: HiMY SYeD, OaklandWiki.org

Theme: Walking

Registration: No registration needed. All are welcome.

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children

Sacramento Mexican-American Heritage Walk
May
5
12:00 pm12:00
USA

Sacramento Mexican-American Heritage Walk

  • Mexican American Veterans Memorial
Photo: Mattie Parfitt

Photo: Mattie Parfitt

SOCA President William Burg leads a walk from the Mexican-American Veterans memorial at 10th & Capitol through Capitol Mall via K Street to Southside Park. The tour will visit sites associated with Sacramento’s Mexican-American community, including murals and monuments, and compare today’s city to historic photos of the neighborhood. Stops will include Chicano murals, the last surviving building of Sacramento’s Japantown, and the ending point of Cesar Chavez’s 1965 march from Delano to Sacramento. Tour ends at Southside Park, 7th & T Street.

Time: Noon-2 PM

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Begins at Mexican American Veterans Memorial, northwest corner of 10th & Capitol

Host:  William Burg, Sacramento Old City Association

Theme: Walking

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children.

Walk the Cass Corridor
May
5
12:00 pm12:00
USA

Walk the Cass Corridor

  • Cass Corridor Museum

We will walk through several streets that are the sites of Detroit’s history from the post Civil War up to the present renaisance of Detroit.

There will be a lecture tour and also self directed sheets for those who prefer to go on their own. Preservation Detroit will have their Victorian headquarters open for tours and resting.

Time: noon to 2 PM

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

The beginning and end of the walk will be at the Cass Corridor Museum. It is located at: 4470 Second Street, Detroit, MI 48201. It is south of Forest and north of Canfield streets.

Host: Armando  Delicato, Cass Corridor Museum

Theme: Walking

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is welcome and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children 

The Ecology of the Jordan River
May
5
10:30 am10:30
USA

The Ecology of the Jordan River

  • Jordan River Parkway at 700 North

The event is cohosted by the Jordan River Commission and Jane Jacobs Walk. The walk will be led by Ty Harrison, an ecologist and former Westminster professor. The walk will highlight the ecological features of the Jordan River. We would especially like to encourage children and families to participate in order to cultivate ideas about a possible interpretive trail and ways to work nature education into the school curriculum.

http://jordanrivercommission.com/jane-jacobs-walk-along-the-jordan-river/

Time: 10:30-12:30

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

The walk will begin along the Jordan River Parkway at 700 North, across the street from Backman Elementary. We will head south towards the fairgrounds.

Host: Melanie Franti, Jordan River Commission, Ecologist Ty Harrison, & Jane Jacobs Walk

Theme: Walking

Registration: All are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Seniors, Children

Long Short-Janes Walk-with a Doc to Yoga on the Mall
May
5
10:00 am10:00
USA

Long Short-Janes Walk-with a Doc to Yoga on the Mall

  • Stanton Park

When is a walk more than a walk? Come with us and find out! Walkability is about health and fitness (Walk with a Doc and Every Body Walk!), urban planning and conversations (Jane Jacobs Walk) and road safety for everyone (Long Short Walk for Road Safety). This walk, on the day before UN Global Road Safety Week, will take us from historic Capitol Hill (Stanton Park, 4th & Massachusetts NE – meet at the statue!) to Constitution Gardens (Constitution Avenue and 17th Street, NW, along the northern edge of the National Mall) for free Yoga on the Mall! All are welcome – bikes, dogs, strollers, everyone! And remember, many of us are yoga novices. Come walk and talk about community, health, public health, transportation, gardens, cycling, kids, yoga, and more. www.mylongshortwalk www.everybodywalk.org

Time: 10am-11am

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Walk will begin at Stanton Park (4th & Massachusetts NE) and end at Constitution Gardens (near the Vietnam Memorial)

Host:  Sharon Bauer, Make Roads Safe

Theme: Walking

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up.

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children 

Creek Crawl
May
5
9:30 am09:30
USA

Creek Crawl

  • City Creek

The City Creek Crawl will start at the south western corner of City Creek Park (State Street and 200 East) and follow the creek north to into Memory Grove Park. People are invited to participate and walk for as long as they like and feel comfortable. This walk will include a focus on the city and nature and is perfect for children. We will be walking on sidewalks, paved surfaces, and along the trail next to the creek in Memory Grove, so appropriate footwear is a must if you decide to continue onto the trail. Please consider bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy in the park at the end of the walk.

Time: 9:30 start- 11:00, feel free to join and spend as much time as you’d like on this walk and picnic afterwards. 

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013 

Event Start/End: Start: City Creek Park (2nd Ave and State Street), End: Memory Grove Park

Host: Krissy Giacoletto, Jane Jacobs Walk

Registration: No, all are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children, Dogs

3 Rides 3 ‘Hoods, Chattanooga
May
5
9:00 am09:00
USA

3 Rides 3 ‘Hoods, Chattanooga

  • Outdoor Chattanooga
Photo by Cameron Adams

Photo by Cameron Adams

3 Rides 3 ‘Hoods is a series of bike tours through North Chattanooga, Downtown, and St. Elmo. Riders will experience new perspectives on the city through stunning visuals, engaging conversations, and presentations by long-time residents and community leaders.

In North Chattanooga, riders will learn about future extensions of the Riverwalk and discuss urban design challenges and opportunities. The Downtown section will focus on the quality, comfort and safety of public space. After a lunch break at the Chattanooga Market, riders can continue south to St. Elmo where they will hear about neighbor-driven initiatives.

To encourage participants to connect with their surroundings, 3 Rides 3’Hoods will also include a “Never Noticed” photo contest. Ride participants can take photos of newly observed neighborhood features during the speaker stops and Instagram or Tweet their photos with the hashtags #3R3H and #JaneJacobsWalk by Wednesday, May 8th at noon. Three winners will be chosen and each will receive a copy of Jane Jacobs’ seminal work, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

The Chattanooga Green Trips program is hosting the ride along with City Share, with support from BikeToursDirect (www.biketoursdirect.com). City Share invites participants to join them for a post-ride social at Moccasin Bend Brewing Company. Green Trips is funded in part by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program.

Time: 9-10:30a; 10:30a-12p; 1:30-3p

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Note: Participants can join in for one, two, or all three ‘hoods. Volunteers will be available to escort riders back to each start location.

9 – 10:30a: North Chattanooga ‘hood (start at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St)

10:30a – 12p: Downtown ‘hood (start at Outdoor Chattanooga)

12 – 1p: Lunch (Chattanooga Market, 1826 Reggie White Boulevard – bring cash for purchasing food)

1 – 1:30p: Connector ride to St. Elmo (leave from Chattanooga Market)

1:30 – 3p: St. Elmo ‘hood (start at St. Elmo Community Playground, 4909 St. Elmo Ave)

Host: Cortney Mild, Green Trips Program

Registration: All are welcome. No need to sign up if you have your own bicycle. If you intend to use a Bike Chattanooga bike and are above 16 years of age, RSVP to mild_c@chattanooga.gov. If you RSVP, Bike Chattanooga will waive any overage fees, above membership or access pass fees, that you incur until 4p on the day of the event.

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to bicycles, seniors, & children. The ride will be in traffic, at a speed of 10 – 12 miles per hour. Each section is 3 – 4 miles.

Levee Disaster Bike Tour 2013
May
5
9:00 am09:00
USA

Levee Disaster Bike Tour 2013

  • City Park Boat and Bike Rentals

This bike tour will begin at the parking lot of City Park Boat and Bike Rentals at Big Lake Trail. Taking safe biking routes, we will bike to the London Avenue Canal breach (5300 Warrington Drive) in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood of Gentilly and hear a short discussion of the breach disaster. We will visit a pump station and then bike along Lake Pontchartrain to the 17th Street Canal breach (6932 Bellaire Drive) in the Lakeview neighborhood and hear another short discussion of the breach disaster. Finally, we bike back through beautiful City Park. The bike tour is 12 miles. You must bring your own bike.

Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

BEGIN at the City Park Boat and Bike Rentals at Big Lake Trail.

END at City Park

Host: Sandy Rosenthal, Levees.org. Contact: sandy@levees.org

Theme: Biking

Registration: All are welcome

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Bicycles, Seniors, Children

Half Day Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Haveli Visiting Tour
May
5
9:00 am09:00

Half Day Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Haveli Visiting Tour

  • Chawri Bazar Metro Station

We would request you to try to see Delhi, not just as a sightseeing tour BUT see it through our eyes to experience the city on the whole (off the beaten path), with its past and present, with its beliefs and its culture that co-exist. To introduce myself, My name is Dhruv Gupta Founder & Owner of www.masterjikeehaveli.com, I am MBA and as a part of our passion, we provide an unique off the beaten path Experience as FRIEND in Delhi. Our passion is simple: to share, off the beaten path with our guests and the flavors of India, we treasure and love.

Time: 9AM to 2PM.

9AM for the full day tour or morning half day tour and 2PM ( New Timing) for the afternoon tour. WE MAY ALSO GIVE TOUR BASED ON YOUR AVAILABILITY OF TIME – subject to our availability / other advance booking requests.

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Meeting and Finishing Point: Chawri Bazar Metro Station Outside Exit Gate – 3 ( Land Mark: near shop no. 3487-88 Chowk HauzQazi / Ashok Chat Corner)
Host: Dhruv Gupta, Masterji Kee Haveli Tourism Corporation

Theme: Walking, Cycle Rickshaw

Registration: Please RSVP to friendsindelhi6@gmail.com. Eight person cap. 

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Seniors, Children, People from all walk of life

 

More Information about the tour.  Please note, this is a free tour on May 5th.

Based on our various experiences while traveling the world and understanding the interests of individual travelers, we design and sell an escorted experience with in Delhi.

It is a friendly escorted experience, in English.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not work as guide or an escort, we work as local friends. Hence, do not offend us by offering tips. Tips are not accepted and you are not allowed to pay single penny any where, everything is a part of the package.

What to wear: Please dress modestly, wearing full pants , ensure you have adequate protection against the sun and cap. Usually you have to take footwear off to visit Indian houses, but check with your host as this rule may apply only to some areas of the house.

1. We operate full day tour and half day tour. Our tours are combination of walking and cycle rickshaw ride to make a comfortable experience.

2.We also provide transport services for out station trips or for same day return trip to Agra, Jaipur and at other cities in India.

3. We RECOMMEND TO HAVE LIGHT Breakfast/ Lunch OR NO  Breakfast/ Lunch before the tour TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE THOROUGHLY.

Please advise in advance if any of the participant is allergic to any spice or some thing to eat.

4. PLEASE REACH BEFORE TIME AT THE MEETING POINT TO JOIN THE TOUR – If you need Hotel to Hotel pickup & drop service, we may organize at an extra cost. If in case you are coming by your own transport, please ask your driver to speak to me at +919810750217 to take the directions. New Delhi Drivers generally get confused and drop at the distance, saying car can not go:)

5. However, we suggest to take Metro train from the nearest point of your hotel to reach at the meeting point conveniently:

http://www.delhimetrorail.com/big-route-map.aspx

For Metro Train: Please buy 100 rs Metro Card in which you would get value of. Rs50, to avoid standing in line to buy ticket at times. When you return your card, you may get Rs.50 back with balance amount left in the card.

  

Jane Jacobs Comes to Chennai, India
May
5
8:00 am08:00

Jane Jacobs Comes to Chennai, India

  • Chennai Beach Station

“Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. A firm believer in the importance of local residents having input on how their neighbourhoods develop, Jacobs encouraged people to familiarize themselves with the places where they live, work, and play.

The Jane Jacobs Walk will be a walking conversation and offer a personal take on the local culture, the social history and the planning issues relevant to the Georgetown. Conversations will revolve around interesting insights and stories about Georgetown and also encourage people to share their own opinions and observations. The walk is recommended for anyone who enjoys getting to know the city and wants to participate in meaningful conversations about the social and built future of the city.”

Time: 8am to 11am

Date:  Sunday, May 5, 2013

Event Start/End: The walk will start at the Chennai Beach Station and end in front of the High Court Building in Parrys.

Host/Host Organization:  Vidhya Mohankumar Urban Design Collective

Registration:  Please register with Urban Design Collective by filling this form: http://tinyurl.com/jjwindia

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to bicycles, Seniors, children, students and design professionals.

Jane Jacobs Walk Phoenix
May
4
6:00 pm18:00
USA

Jane Jacobs Walk Phoenix

  • Marriott Renaissance
Photo: Jim McPherson

Photo: Jim McPherson

In the first weekend of May each year, people around the nation host walks in honor of Jane Jacobs, who prevented highways from carving up Manhattan and Toronto — and is arguably America’s most famed urbanist.

This year’s “Jane Jacobs Walk: Phoenix” – hosted by Will Novak, board president of the Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition – will explore the history and urban characteristics of Adams Street, which is currently being reviewed by the City of Phoenix and its consultants for an “”activation project.””

There will be opportunities during the walk to enjoy a drink refreshment and converse with other walkers about our downtown.

Time: Start 6 p.m.; End 7:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013

Event Start/End: 

Start: Icon Restaurant Patio, Marriott Renaissance, 50 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ. End: Marriott Renaissance, 50 E. Adams St.

Host:  Will Novak, Phoenix Historic Neighborhoods Coalition & Jim McPherson, Arizona Preservation Foundation

Theme: Walking

Registration: No registration needed. All are welcome.

Accessibility: This event is open and accessible to Wheelchairs, Bicycles, Seniors, Children