Jane Jacobs Walk Tucson
Nov
23
10:00 am10:00
USA

Jane Jacobs Walk Tucson

  • The "beach" (5th Ave. north of Congress St.)

Join Lynndsay O’Neill, Jane Jacobs Walk Intern, for the first Jane Jacobs Walk in Tucson, AZ co-hosted by Living Streets Alliance. This Jane Jacobs Walk in Downtown Tucson will be an opportunity to observe the downtown district, and to have a lively discussion about the possibilities of infill development. As well as, improvements to the streetscape that would promote walkability.

http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Living-Streets-Alliance-Jane-Jacobs-Walk

Date: Sunday, November 23.

Time(s): 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at North 5th Ave. in front of the MLK Apartments
  • END near South Scout Ave. and East Corral St.

Host: Lynndsay O’Neill, Jane Jacobs Walk

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome, optional registration at https://www.facebook.com/events/747563378631861/?ref=5

Keeping it Real
Nov
7
4:30 pm16:30

Keeping it Real

  • Debacle, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon Canberra Australia
Flyer courtesy of Trina McFarlane, PIA

Flyer courtesy of Trina McFarlane, PIA

A Jane Jacobs style walking conversation around the Canberra suburb of Braddon. Key themes are authenticity of place, people’s values and social values, Torrens Street heritage/office buildings, change, Haig Park under-utilisation/barrier, dynamic and changing environment, grain of the laneways, etc.

There will be drinks and conversation at Debacle after the Walk (6:00 PM).

Time(s): 4:30 PM (meet at 4:15) – 6:00 PM

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014

Event Start/End: 

BEGIN at the yellow Mandalay bus, north end of Lonsdale Street, Braddon
END at Debacle, 24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Host: Trina McFarlane, PIA

Theme: Walking.

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


Registration: No, all are welcome.

S-Line Transit Ride: Salt Lake City
Oct
24
10:30 am10:30
USA

S-Line Transit Ride: Salt Lake City

  • University Utah Stadium Trax

Join Point B the University of Utah Transportation Student Group for a ride to Sugarhouse! Experience the S-Line streetcar and trail. Enjoy a visit to Sugar House and walk through Hidden Hollow and the Draw to Sugar House Park. Discover how Sugar House got its name and network with transportation professionals. Please RSVP, as lunch will be provided.

Time(s): 

  • 10:35 AM at the Stadium TRAX Station 
  • OR 11:00 AM at the Central Point S Line Stop

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014.

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at the Stadium TRAX Station for the 10:35 am train towards Daybreak,
    OR at the Central Point S-Line Stop for the 11:00 am streetcar.

Host: Mike Christensen, Point B – University of Utah
pointbtransportation@gmail.com
801-361-2305

Theme: Walking, Transit

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

Registration: Yes, please RSVP to pointbtransportation@gmail.com

 

Revisiting Sutanuti
Oct
12
9:00 am09:00

Revisiting Sutanuti

  • Sovabazar Ghat
Photo courtesy of Rajrupa kundu saha.

Photo courtesy of Rajrupa kundu saha.

Kolkata as we know it is also known as ‘The city of palaces’. It is aptly called so because of the existence of numerous palatial building in and around the city. Sadly these buildings are now just a mere witness to the bygone era of the babus and british raj. Destroyed and dilapidated, these buildings are slowly vanishing among the pages of history. Few have been conserved and renovated by the Govt., but others are left unnoticed.
We are aiming to raise an awareness among people by giving them proper information regarding these structures which has contributed in shaping our heritage and culture.

Time(s): 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Event Start/End: 

BEGIN at Sovabazar Ghat
END at Sovabazar Metro Station

Host: Rajrupa Kundu Saha
deeventos.kolkata@gmail.com
+91 9038157667

Theme: Walking

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


Registration: Yes, there is a 25 participant cap. RSVP to: 
deeventos.kolkata@gmail.com
Rajrupa Kundu Saha : +91 9038157667
Aatreyee Dam : +91 9163169348

University of Louisville Jane Jacobs Walk
Sep
13
10:00 am10:00
USA

University of Louisville Jane Jacobs Walk

  • UPA Building

This walking tour will begin at the University of Louisville Urban Planning building. From there we will be taken on a guided tour within the neighborhood of Old Louisville by a professor who is an Old Louisville native. Professor McCoy specializes in Site Planning and has a plethora of knowledge about the community. The tour will focus on architectural styles and their significance, real estate market knowledge, neighborhood demographics, community culture, history, and environmental impacts. Some of the sites we will explore include community gardens, old Victorian homes, and Olmsted park contributions.

Time(s): 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date: Saturday, September 13.

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at 423 Bloom Street (UPA Building)
  • END at Central Park

Host: Lela Shepherd, University of Louisville Planning Student Organization
shepherd.lela@gmail.com
425-760-8268

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: University of Louisville Urban Planning Students and Friends

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Nourishing Architecture Jane Jacobs Walk: Portland, Oregon
Jul
19
2:00 pm14:00
USA

Nourishing Architecture Jane Jacobs Walk: Portland, Oregon

  • Huber's Cafe

Portland’s vibrant food and coffee culture is on full display in the downtown area. It’s more than cutting-edge cuisine and world-renowned java, though. The buildings that house these enterprises reveal clues about not only the owners and patrons, but how we want to feel about ourselves as Portlanders.

Our walk will examine a mix of the old and the new, the formal and the casual. We will try to show that, as much as filling our physical need for food and drink, downtown Portland’s bars, restaurants and coffee shops fill our emotional need for surroundings that speak to our nature as Pacific Northwesterners, as Oregonians, and as people.

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Event Start/End: Meet in front of Huber’s Cafe, 411 SW 3rd Ave.

Host: Joe Barrett

Registration: Yes. Twenty (20) participant cap. Please send an email to JoeBarrett.PDX@gmail.com to register. Wait list requests welcome if participant cap has been reached. Thank you!

Accessibility: This event is welcoming and accessible to Seniors

Moose Addition National Register District Walk
Jun
14
10:00 am10:00
USA

Moose Addition National Register District Walk

  • Broadway Park
Rachel Silva with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program pauses in front of the G.L. Cunningham House that will be part of the Walks Through History Tour of the Moose Addition Historic District in Morrilton.

Rachel Silva with the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program pauses in front of the G.L. Cunningham House that will be part of the Walks Through History Tour of the Moose Addition Historic District in Morrilton.

Come walk through the Moose Addition National Register District and discuss the history and features of the houses.

Time: 10:00 AM

Date:  Saturday, June 14, 2014

Event Start/End: 

The event will start and end at Broadway Park in downtown Morrilton.

Host: Karen Hofford, City of Morrilton HDC

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Contact Info:

Karen Hofford
karenhofford@suddenlinkmail.com   501-354-1556

The Draw at Sugar House: Salt Lake City
Jun
6
10:30 am10:30
USA

The Draw at Sugar House: Salt Lake City

  • Sugarhouse Draw

Join us in celebrating the new sections of Parley’s Trail along with The Draw, an artistic passageway under 1300 East! Designed by world­ renowned environmental artist, Patricia Johanson, The Draw is intended as a beautiful public space with historical and cultural elements. It will also serve as a safe crossing of 1300 East connecting Sugar House Park with the Sugar House Business District. It is a crucial element of Parley’s Trail, which will provide an 8 mile east­-west link for the Salt Lake Valley. The trail is now completed from 1700 East to 1300 East in Sugar House Park, and from McClelland Street (1050 East) to State Street alongside the S-­Line Streetcar.  This totals 2.5 miles of paved shared­ use trail connecting homes, businesses, and parks in our
communities.

The ribbon ­cutting ceremony for The Draw starts at 10:30am and includes a few speakers. The Jane Jacobs Walk will follow and we will be some of the first people to walk through the tunnel under 1300 East. After this, we will tour the proposed route of Parley’s Trail in the Sugar House Business District. Lastly, we will explore the trail alongside the S­Line Streetcar to 700 East, where we will turn and walk back. Parley’s Rails Trails and Tunnels Coalition, a non­profit organization, will lead the walk and provide information and talking points along the way. We welcome open discussion in the form of questions, comments, concerns, and recommendations for the trail and The Draw. Learn more at www.parleystrail.org and find us on social media under Parley’s Trail.

Time(s):

10:30am – 11:30am: Ribbon ­Cutting Ceremony

11:30am – 12:30pm: Jane Jacobs Walk

Date: Friday, June 6, 2014

Event Start/End:

BEGIN at The Draw (west edge of Sugar House Park)
END at The Draw

Host: Parley’s Trail

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Community Meeting Places Jane Jacobs Walk
May
14
12:00 pm12:00

Community Meeting Places Jane Jacobs Walk

  • Community Center ‘t OpenHof, Burg
Community Care Walk, Amstelveen, March 2014. Courtesy of Fred Sanders.

Community Care Walk, Amstelveen, March 2014. Courtesy of Fred Sanders.


In Elsrijk neighborhood, a reshuffling of community centers is necessary. The reason is that the neighborhood residents, on average, are getting older, their mobility is decreasing, and this makes other types of neighborhoods mixing harder. A second development is that the residents will be in charge of meeting places in the coming future. During the walk we will mix people from local government, professionals from community care organizations, and residents in a walk & talk to find the best choices for the future, to find the right community energy to take the lead in managing these places in the coming years.

Time(s): 12:00 PM (Noon)

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Event Start/End: 

BEGIN at the Community Center ‘t OpenHof, Burg. Haspelslaan 129 1181NC Amstelveen

Host: Fred Sanders, YourpaceBV for AanZ
fred.sanders@yourpace.nl

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors.


Registration: No, all are welcome.

Discover the Madras High Court
May
11
8:00 am08:00

Discover the Madras High Court

  • Madras High Court

Join us for a guided tour of the Madras High Court grounds and revel in the splendors of this treasure of Chennai.

The tour will be led jointly by-

Dr. S.Suresh- Convenor, INTACH Tamil Nadu State Chapter
Ms. Sujatha Shankar- Convenor, INTACH Chennai Chapter
N.L.Rajah- Advocate, Madras High Court
Vinay Aravind- Corporate Lawyer turned Photographer

Madras High Court Heritage Committee

Together, this team promise the participants of this walk, the most fascinating tales about illustrious lawyers and judges of the Madras High court, the urban legends that surround the High court and the architectural splendors that make up this marvel.

For a glimpse of the walk, read this post by Vidhya Mohankumar.

Time: 8:00am – 10:30am

Date: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Event Begin/End:

The walk will commence at the Old Lighthouse within the High Court Grounds

Host: Vidhya Mohankumar, Urban Design Collective, INTACH- Chennai Chapter, and Madras High Court Heritage Committee

Theme: Walking, Heritage and Architecture

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

Registration: To register, http://tinyurl.com/madrashighcourtwalk

Host Contact Information: info@urbandesigncollective.org

Caminhada Jane Jacobs Floripa
May
10
3:00 pm15:00

Caminhada Jane Jacobs Floripa

  • Clube Doze de Agosto


A caminhada abordará o tema dos rios que, com o processo de urbanização da cidade, se tornaram invisíveis. Primeiro canalizados e depois “tampados”, rios do centro de Florianópolis, como o antigo Rio da Bulha, ficaram debaixo da avenida Hercílio Luz. Outros, como os córregos Fagundes (Largo Fagundes) e Trajano (transversal da Rua Vidal Ramos), acabaram virando esgoto. O percurso da caminhada tentará dar visibilidade a estes antigos rios, hoje invisíveis na paisagem urbana.

Horário: 15:00 – 17:00

Data: Sábado, 10 de maio

Local do Evento: O ponto de encontro para o início da caminhada será na Avenida Hercílio Luz, em frente ao edifício do Clube 12 de Agosto, no centro de Florianópolis.

Organizador: Gustavo Pires de Andrade Neto

Contato do Organizador:  gustavoandradeneto@gmail.com

Tema: Rios Urbanos invisíveis de Florianópolis

Modalidade (Caminhada/Pedalada/Outro): Caminhada e Pedalada

Acessibilidade: Para todas as idades!

Inscrição: Não é necessário fazer inscrição. 


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This Walk will focus on rivers that became invisible because of the urbanization process in the city of Florianópolis. First turned into canals then “covered”, rivers downtown Florianópolis, such as the old Bulha River, ended up hidden under Hercílio Luz Avenue. Others, such as Fagundes and Trajano streams, were turned into sewage. The route for this Walk came to life with the intention of making these invisible old rivers visible again.

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Date: Saturday, May 10

Event Start: We are meeting at Hercílio Luz Avenue, in front of the Clube 12 de Agosto building, downtown Florianópolis.

Host: Gustavo Pires de Andrade Neto

Host Contact Info:  gustavoandradeneto@gmail.com

Theme: Invisible Urban Rivers of Florianópolis

Modality (Walking/Biking/Other): Walking, Biking

Accessibility: Everyone is welcome!

Registration: N/A. 

Bilbao La Vieja y Atxuri
May
10
11:00 am11:00

Bilbao La Vieja y Atxuri

  • Plaza de la Encarnación
http://janejacobsenbilbao.b.acs.li/2014/05/11/fotos-cronica-grafica-del-paseo-de-jane-jacobs-por-bilbao-el-sabado-10-de-mayo-de-2014-por-atxuri-y-bilbao-la-vieja/

http://janejacobsenbilbao.b.acs.li/2014/05/11/fotos-cronica-grafica-del-paseo-de-jane-jacobs-por-bilbao-el-sabado-10-de-mayo-de-2014-por-atxuri-y-bilbao-la-vieja/

Saldremos de Atxuri, y veremos tanto la ciudad antigua, como las interveciones de los años 90, así como lo que pretenden hacer en el parque de Atxuri. De ahí cruzaremos la ría y veremos lo que queda de Bilbao La Vieja, después de las obras de regeneración urbana que sufrió este barrio hace 15 años y los contrastes entre la ciudad consolidad de arrabal minero preexistente y el barrio residencia de clases medias actual.
Para terminar en la plaza de Bilbao la Vieja.

Para más información, visite: Jane Jacobs en Bilbao

La(s) Hora(s): 11:00 – 13:00

La Fecha: sábado, el 10 de mayo de 2014

El Empiezo y el Final del Evento: 

El Empiezo: Plaza de la Encarnación, Bilbao
El Final: Plaza de Bilbao La Vieja, Bilbao

Organizador: Atxurigorri y Coordinadora de grupos de Zabala, San Francisco y Bilbao La Vieja

El Tema: caminar

La Accesibilidad: Este evento es accesible y abierto a Sillas de Ruedas, Personas Mayores, y Niños.


Registro: No, todos son bienvenidos.
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We will depart from Atxuri, and see the ancient city, the interventions in the ’90s, and what they intend to do in the Atxuri park. From there we will cross the river and see what remains of Bilbao La Vieja, after 15 years of urban regeneration’s changes and consolidations to this neighborhood, and the contrasts between city and suburb, existing mining, and current residences in the middle class neighborhood.
Finally, we will end in the Bilbao Plaza Vieja.

For more information, visit: Jane Jacobs en Bilbao

Time(s): 11:00 to 13:00

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Event Begin/End:

Start at Plaza de la Encarnación, Bilbao
End at Plaza de Bilbao La Vieja, Bilbao

Host: Atxurigorri and the Coordinator of groups Zabala, San Francisco and Bilbao La Vieja
janejacobsenbilbao@gmail.com

Theme: Walking.

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


Registration: No, all are welcome.

Shelby Street Corridor: Indianapolis, Indiana
May
7
6:00 pm18:00
USA

Shelby Street Corridor: Indianapolis, Indiana

Photo credit: Big Car, Shelby Street Corridor Walk 2014

Photo credit: Big Car, Shelby Street Corridor Walk 2014

The Shelby Street commercial corridor is a critical connector between Southside neighborhoods, including Garfield Park and University Heights, and the University of Indianapolis. This walk will build on a 2013 Jane Jacobs walk starting from Garfield Park Conservatory and going north, toward downtown Indianapolis, ending at Shapiro’s Delicatessen. There will be two Walk options: a shorter walk through the neighborhood, and a longer Walk all the way to the University of Indianapolis.

On Wednesday, May 7, neighbors, students, and other community stakeholders will walk south to explore ways to connect with the University of Indianapolis through commercial development, walkability and bikeability.

This Walk will use the social media hashtag #janejacobsindy.

Time(s): 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at Garfield Park Conservatory (2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203)
  • END at University of Indianapolis (1400 E Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227)

Host: Aryn Schounce, Big Car
info@bigcar.org

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Walk photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bigcar/sets/72157644570975015/

Newton Booth Historic District
May
4
4:00 pm16:00
USA

Newton Booth Historic District

  • Temple Coffee & Tea
photo: Preservation Sacramento- The two windows with tape on them are new windows, test samples installed to compare with the old windows to see which worked best as a replacement for lost panes in the depot's windows.


photo: Preservation Sacramento- The two windows with tape on them are new windows, test samples installed to compare with the old windows to see which worked best as a replacement for lost panes in the depot's windows.

Take a walking tour of the proposed historic district, learn about the neighborhood’s early history, the T Street streetcar line, the R Street railroad line, and Sacramento’s first baseball park. Led by Sacramento Old City Association (SOCA) President William Burg.

Time(s): 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN  and END at Temple Coffee & Tea, 2829 S Street in Sacramento.

Host: William Burg, Sacramento Old City Association (SOCA).
info@sacoldcity.org
(916) 202-4815

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Fall Creek Jane Jacobs Walk: Ithaca, New York
May
4
3:00 pm15:00
USA

Fall Creek Jane Jacobs Walk: Ithaca, New York

  • Triangle Park
Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of  Jane Jacobs. Photo Credit: Diesel-50 at en.wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gimmecoffee.JPG

Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of  Jane Jacobs. Photo Credit: Diesel-50 at en.wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gimmecoffee.JPG

Join David West and Rob Steuteville on an exploration and discussion on the physical form of Fall Creek.

Time(s): 3:00 PM –4:00 PM and 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN and END at The Bell in Triangle Park/Thompson Park

Host: Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Alkali Flat Historic District Tour
May
4
1:00 pm13:00
USA

Alkali Flat Historic District Tour

  • Shine Coffeehouse
photo: sacramentopress.com: Alkali Flat is the oldest standing residential neighborhood in Sacramento, with homes and businesses that date back to the early 1850s.

photo: sacramentopress.com: Alkali Flat is the oldest standing residential neighborhood in Sacramento, with homes and businesses that date back to the early 1850s.

This tour highlights Sacramento’s oldest surviving residential neighborhoods, and its newest urban infill. Led by AMFHNA President and Sacramento Old City Association Board member Luis Sumpter.

Time(s): 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN and END at Shine Coffeehouse, southeast corner of 14th & E Street in Sacramento.

Host: Luis Sumpter, Sacramento Old City Association.
info@sacoldcity.org
(916) 202-4815

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #2
May
4
12:00 pm12:00
USA

Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #2

  • Brooklyn Borough Hall
Image courtesy of Sandy Ikeda

Image courtesy of Sandy Ikeda

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 Brooklyn’s 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.

Time: 12:00 PM (May 4)

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, on the side of the water fountain.
  • END near the #2/3 subway.

Host: Sandy Ikeda, Purchase College, SUNY

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Children.

Registration: No, all are welcome. 

Concrete Thinking
May
4
9:30 am09:30
USA

Concrete Thinking

photo Preservation Sacramento

photo Preservation Sacramento

This “Jane Jacobs Roll” bike ride focuses on downtown Modernist and Brutalist architecture, as expressed in public and private buildings constructed between 1958 and 1986. Led by SacMod Board Members. Ride begins at 9:30 AM.

BYOB (Bring your own bike!) 

Time(s): 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at Fremont Park, 15th & Q Street in Sacramento.
  • END at Ruhstaller Tap Room, 7th & K Street.

Host: Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA). To learn more about the ride, contact us at 916-444-6600 or saba@sacbike.org.

Theme: Biking

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

Registration: http://bit.ly/ConcreteThinkingRide. All are welcome, but remember to bring your own bike!

2012 Jane Jacobs Roll, Sacramento "Tweed Ride" — at Sacramento Railyards.

2012 Jane Jacobs Roll, Sacramento "Tweed Ride" — at Sacramento Railyards.

Jane Jacobs Ride Phoenix
May
4
9:00 am09:00
USA

Jane Jacobs Ride Phoenix

  • Civic Space Park
Photo: Dave Tapley

Photo: Dave Tapley

We’ll be observing, describing and discussing the different types of bicycle infrastructure we have in Downtown, Midtown and Uptown Phoenix as our city becomes more bicycle friendly and also launches bike share.

Time(s): 9:00 AM

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Event Start/End: 

BEGIN near the sculpture at Civic Space Park, Downtown Phoenix (1st Avenue and Taylor).
END at TBD…

Host: Lisa Parks, Phoenix Spokes People

Theme: Biking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Bicycles.

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Levee Disaster Bike Tour: New Orleans, Louisiana
May
4
9:00 am09:00
USA

Levee Disaster Bike Tour: New Orleans, Louisiana

  • City Park Boat Rentals
Image from Levee Disaster Bike Tour 2012 courtesy of Levees.org

Image from Levee Disaster Bike Tour 2012 courtesy of Levees.org

This informative bike tour begins at the parking lot of City Park Boat 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 scenic 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(s): 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Date: Sunday, May 4, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at City Park Boat Rentals at Big Lake Trail
  • END at Morning Call in Casino Building on Dreyfous Ave. in City Park

Host: Sandy Rosenthal, Levees.org
sandy@levees.org
504-722-8172

Theme: Biking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Jane Jacobs Walk Phoenix
May
3
6:30 pm18:30
USA

Jane Jacobs Walk Phoenix

  • Post office
Courtesy Jane's Walk Phoenix

Courtesy Jane's Walk Phoenix

This year’s “Jane’s Walk: Phoenix” will explore the history and urban characteristics of Central Avenue.

We will start at the Downtown Phoenix post office and move southward from there, ending at a bar to enjoy each others’ company. More details TBA.

Time(s): 6:30 p.m.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

BEGIN at Downtown Phoenix Post Office (522 N. Central Ave.)
END at a bar near Central & Jefferson TBA.

Host: Sean Sweat, Thunderdome Neighborhood Association for Non-Auto Mobility
sean.sweat@gmail.com
817-223-4842

Theme: Walking

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


Registration: No, all are welcome.

Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #1
May
3
6:00 pm18:00
USA

Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #1

  • Brooklyn Borough Hall
Image courtesy of Sandy Ikeda.

Image courtesy of Sandy Ikeda.

 

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 Brooklyn’s 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. 

Time: 6:00 PM (May 3)

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall, on the side of the water fountain.
  • END near the #2/3 subway.

Host: Sandy Ikeda, Purchase College, SUNY 

Theme: Walking 

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Children. 

Registration: No, all are welcome. 

Midtown Streetcar Tour
May
3
4:00 pm16:00
USA

Midtown Streetcar Tour

  • Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
sacramentohistory.blogspot.com

sacramentohistory.blogspot.com

Follow the historic streetcar lines on J and 28th Street to visit the architectural landmarks of Midtown’s business district. This tour will include several stops at Midtown “watering holes” and includes copies of the new self-guided walking tour brochure. Led by Ian Levin, Melisa Gaudreau and William Burg.

Time(s): 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street.
  • END at Paragary’s Restaurant, 28th & N Street.

Host: Ian Levin; Melisa Gaudreau; and William Burg, Sacramento Old City Association.
info@sacoldcity.org
(916) 202-4815

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Maidens, Olympians & Zigzag Buildings
May
3
1:00 pm13:00
USA

Maidens, Olympians & Zigzag Buildings

  • Cesar Chavez Plaza Park
Sacramento Art Deco Society‎ photo

Sacramento Art Deco Society‎ photo

This Downtown Deco Tour will begin at the “Maidens” Fountain in Cesar Chavez Park and will end at the California Department of Food and Agriculture building on N Street. In between, participants will look at wonderful Art Deco buildings, sculptural reliefs and terrazzo floors. Vintage Sacramento photos of lost Art Deco buildings will also be presented. Led by Bruce Marwick of the Sacramento Art Deco Society (SADS). Please note that this Walk is limited to 25 participants.

Time(s): 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at Cesar Chavez Plaza, 10th & J Street in Sacramento,  by the “Maidens” Fountain in the center of the park.
  • END at the California Department of Food and Agriculture Building on N Street in Sacramento.

Host: Bruce Marwick, Sacramento Art Deco Society (SADS).
info@sacartdeco.org
(916) 863-9667

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: Yes, there is a 25-person cap on participants. RSVP to info@sacartdeco.org.

Sacramento Art Deco Society‎ photo

Sacramento Art Deco Society‎ photo


DUPBO, Down Under the Pulaski Bridge Onramp: Newtown Creek, NY
May
3
11:00 am11:00
USA

DUPBO, Down Under the Pulaski Bridge Onramp: Newtown Creek, NY

  • Outside of St. Anthony’s RC Church
Courtesy of Mitch Waxman, Newtown Creek Alliance.

Courtesy of Mitch Waxman, Newtown Creek Alliance.

Join Newtown Creek Alliance Historian Mitch Waxman for an intense exploration of Newtown Creek’s Greenpoint and Hunters Point neighborhoods, walking along the East River and over the Newtown Creek.

A colonial center and 19th century industrial powerhouse, Greenpoint is a thriving neighborhood cursed by environmental catastrophe. Explore this ancient North Brooklyn neighborhood, and learn its incredible industrial history, while moving inexorably toward the Newtown Creek. The tour will cross Newtown Creek via the Pulaski Bridge and head into the brave new world and Modern Corridor of Long Island City’s Hunters Point. There will be spectacular waterfront vistas to enjoy, maritime industrial and rail infrastructure to marvel at, and along the way – a few surprises will be encountered.

The areas we will be moving through will be, and are being, completely altered by real estate development. Come take a look at what was before everything changes.

Meetup at 11 a.m. on Saturday in front of St. Anthony’s RC Church on Greenpoint Avenue at the corner of Milton Street in Greenpoint. Check MTA.info, the morning of, for best transit directions to get there. We will be ending the walk in Long Island City. Bring your camera, as the tour will be revealing an incredible landscape along this highly populated section of the troubled Newtown Creek Watershed.

Be prepared for rough terrain and possible heavy truck traffic. Dress and pack appropriately for hiking and for weather. Closed-toe shoes are highly recommended. Bathroom opportunities will be found only at the start of the walk. We will be ending in LIC, nearby several mass transit hubs.

Time(s): 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at Manhattan Avenue and the corner of Milton Street in front of St. Anthony’s RC Church
  • END at 46th and Vernon Avenues in Long Island City

Host: Mitch Waxman, Newtown Creek Alliance
Newtownpentacle@yahoo.com

Theme: Walking

Accessibility: This event is accessible and open to Seniors.

Registration: Yes, there is a 30 participant cap. Please send an RSVP to newtownpentacle@yahoo.com.

The Orchard Street District: Vernacular Gems in Tip O’Neill’s Neighborhood- Cambridge, Massachusetts
May
3
10:15 am10:15
USA

The Orchard Street District: Vernacular Gems in Tip O’Neill’s Neighborhood- Cambridge, Massachusetts

  • Porter Square
Photo Courtesy of Glenna Lang

Photo Courtesy of Glenna Lang

Please join us for a free walking tour to explore, observe, and share stories about the Orchard Street neighborhood north of Porter Square, renowned as the longtime residence of House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill. Its single- and multi-family dwellings–with their delightful and varied vernacular styles–demonstrate the evolution of suburban living from the mid-19th to the early 20th century.

The district’s street layout, between Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and Elm St. and Holland Ave. in Somerville, reflects the changes in transportation, and the street names attest to the entrepreneurial spirit of the people who converted Cambridge and Somerville farmland into a thriving middle-class neighborhood. The cities of Cambridge and Somerville have been studying the area for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

Cambridge Historical Commission staff members Sarah Burks and Charles Sullivan will lead the walk and offer historic background. We will also look to neighborhood residents and other walkers to provide further information and observations.

Time(s): 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at Porter Square across Somerville Ave. from the T-station, in the little park area with the black-and-white striped sidewalk in front of Healthworks, CVS, and Emack & Bolio’s.
  • END at Davis Square at the Blue Shirt Café, where those who wish may continue conversation and purchase lunch.

Host: Glenna Lang
lang.glenna@gmail.com

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

Cambridge: Orchard Street District Walk Route. Courtesy of Glenna Lang.

Cambridge: Orchard Street District Walk Route. Courtesy of Glenna Lang.

Gems in the Garden – Historic Douglas Neighborhood Walk
May
3
10:00 am10:00
USA

Gems in the Garden – Historic Douglas Neighborhood Walk

  • McGillis School

Join the East Central Community for the Second Annual Gems in the Garden Walk in the Douglas Neighborhood. The theme of this walk is urban agriculture. We will meet neighbors along the walk who who will share their experiences raising chickens, keeping bees, planting in pots, compatible gardening, and cold frame gardening for a harvest all year. There will be a light picnic at the end of this walk. For more information, please Visit East Central Community Council’s website.

Time(s): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at the McGillis School (668 South 1300 East)
  • END at First Unitarian Church (569 South 1300 East)

Host: Julia Robertson and Nate Salazar
ecchair@live.com
eastcentralcc.org

Theme: Urban Agriculture

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

Registration: Yes. Please complete East Central Community Council’s Walk Registration Form.

 

Caminhada Jane Jacobs São Paulo – Bairro Pinheiros
May
3
10:00 am10:00

Caminhada Jane Jacobs São Paulo – Bairro Pinheiros

  • 560 Av. Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar Cerqueira César, SP, 05403 Brazil
Créditos: Vicente Pires

Créditos: Vicente Pires

Pela primeira vez no Brasil, a caminhada Jane Jacobs em São Paulo, organizada pela Associação Preserva São Paulo, será realizada no bairro de Pinheiros. Busca despertar nas pessoas um outro olhar para a cidade, descobrindo detalhes despercebidos da metrópole.

Horário: 10:00 – 12:00

Data: Sábado, 3 de maio

Local do Evento: 

Encontro na Estação Clínicas do metrô – entrada da Av. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar, 560
Terminará na Praça Benedito Calixto

Organizador: Jorge Rubies, Associação Preserva São Paulo

Contato do Organizador:  info@preservasp.org.br

Tema: Bairro Pinheiros

Modalidade (Caminhada/Pedalada/Outro): Caminhada

Acessibilidade: Para todas as idades!


Inscrição: O evento é gratuito porém é recomendado que se confirme presença através de email contato@preservasp.org.br
 

Roteiro da Caminhada

Roteiro da Caminhada


Organized by the Associação Preserva São Paulo (Preserve São Paulo Association), our Jane Jacobs Walk will take place in the Pinheiros neighborhood.Our goal is to inspire people to see the city from another perspective and discover details that are often neglected.

Time(s): 10am – 12pm

Date: Saturday, May 3

Event Start/End: 

Encontro nat Estação Clínicas do metrô – entrada da Av. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar, 560
It will end at Praça Benedito Calixto

Host: Jorge Rubies, Associação Preserva São Paulo

Host Contact Info:  info@preservasp.org.br

Theme: Bairro Pinheiros

Modality (Walking/Biking/Other): Walking

Accessibility: Seniors, Children


Registration: Yes, RSVP contato@preservasp.org.br

Rethinking Sugar House Park
May
3
10:00 am10:00
USA

Rethinking Sugar House Park

  • Sugar House Park
Photo: sugarhousepark.org

Photo: sugarhousepark.org

We are a group of students who are working on a new master plan for Sugar House Park. This walk is to allow the community to share their input and to re-envision the park to improve its connections with the surrounding neighborhood.

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: Event Start: Walk will begin and end within Sugar House Park.

Host:
Taylor Thompson
jamestthompson3@gmail.com
801-821-1449

Registration: No, all are welcome.

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

International Marketplace Asset Tour: Indianapolis, Indiana
May
3
9:00 am09:00
USA

International Marketplace Asset Tour: Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Big Car Service Center
Photo credit: Big Car from 2013 Southside Jane Jacobs Walk.

Photo credit: Big Car from 2013 Southside Jane Jacobs Walk.

Join us for a walk starting at Big Car Service Center. We will be focusing on walkability, sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic patterns, and highlighting cultural and community assets along the way. Join us after the walk to discuss how we can improve walkability in the Lafayette Square and Eagledale neighborhoods!

Time(s): 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN and END at Big Car Service Center, 3819 Lafayette Road
    Lafayette Square/International Marketplace, Indianapolis, Indiana

Host: Molly Trueblood, Butler University
mtrueblo@Butler.edu
765-617-4243

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: Yes. Please fill out the registration form located here

http://reconnectingtoourwaterways.org/event/jane-jacobs-walk/