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Jane Jacobs Walk Tucson
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00
USA

Jane Jacobs Walk Tucson

  • The "beach" (5th Ave. north of Congress St.) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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S-Line Transit Ride: Salt Lake City
Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30
USA

S-Line Transit Ride: Salt Lake City

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

 

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University of Louisville Jane Jacobs Walk
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00
USA

University of Louisville Jane Jacobs Walk

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.

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Nourishing Architecture Jane Jacobs Walk: Portland, Oregon
Jul
19
2:00 PM14:00
USA

Nourishing Architecture Jane Jacobs Walk: Portland, Oregon

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

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Moose Addition National Register District Walk
Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00
USA

Moose Addition National Register District Walk

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

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The Draw at Sugar House: Salt Lake City
Jun
6
10:30 AM10:30
USA

The Draw at Sugar House: Salt Lake City

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.

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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/

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Newton Booth Historic District
May
4
4:00 PM16:00
USA

Newton Booth Historic District

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.

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Fall Creek Jane Jacobs Walk: Ithaca, New York
May
4
3:00 PM15:00
USA

Fall Creek Jane Jacobs Walk: Ithaca, New York

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.

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Alkali Flat Historic District Tour
May
4
1:00 PM13:00
USA

Alkali Flat Historic District Tour

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.

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Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #2
May
4
12:00 PM12:00
USA

Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #2

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. 

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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.

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Jane Jacobs Ride Phoenix
May
4
9:00 AM09:00
USA

Jane Jacobs Ride Phoenix

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.

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Levee Disaster Bike Tour: New Orleans, Louisiana
May
4
9:00 AM09:00
USA

Levee Disaster Bike Tour: New Orleans, Louisiana

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.

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Jane Jacobs Walk Phoenix
May
3
6:30 PM18:30
USA

Jane Jacobs Walk Phoenix

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.

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Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #1
May
3
6:00 PM18:00
USA

Eyes on Brooklyn Heights, Walk #1

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. 

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Midtown Streetcar Tour
May
3
4:00 PM16:00
USA

Midtown Streetcar Tour

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.

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Maidens, Olympians & Zigzag Buildings
May
3
1:00 PM13:00
USA

Maidens, Olympians & Zigzag Buildings

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


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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 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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.

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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

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.

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Gems in the Garden – Historic Douglas Neighborhood Walk
May
3
10:00 AM10:00
USA

Gems in the Garden – Historic Douglas Neighborhood Walk

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.

 

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Rethinking Sugar House Park
May
3
10:00 AM10:00
USA

Rethinking 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.

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International Marketplace Asset Tour: Indianapolis, Indiana
May
3
9:00 AM09:00
USA

International Marketplace Asset Tour: Indianapolis, Indiana

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/

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Our Mississippi Homecoming: Carthage, Mississippi
May
3
9:00 AM09:00
USA

Our Mississippi Homecoming: Carthage, Mississippi

Courtesy of Russell Baty, Carthage Main Street.

Courtesy of Russell Baty, Carthage Main Street.

The walk entitled “Our Mississippi Homecoming” will be a walk around Historic Downtown Carthage starting at The Breezeway on Main Street and will proceed to Van Buren Street past the site of the old Leake County Jail and the Old Carthage Library, then down Court Street and end at the Leake County Chamber of Commerce Center with refreshments and a historical display. There will be 14 stops on the walk with different speakers along the route talking about their memories of growing up in Carthage.

Time(s): 9:00 AM

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at The Breezeway on Main Street, Historic Downtown Carthage
  • END at Leake County Chamber of Commerce Center

Host: Russell Baty, Carthage Main Street
carthagemainstre@bellsouth.net
601-267-6764

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

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Downtown Ithaca- Past, Present and Future: Ithaca, New York
May
2
5:30 PM17:30
USA

Downtown Ithaca- Past, Present and Future: Ithaca, New York

Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs. Photo Credit: Mark Iwinski,  This Was Now,   http://markiwinski.com/this-was-now/h5ot9q6gmwc1ogu77t516tce2bl0dk

Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs. Photo Credit: Mark Iwinski, This Was Now, http://markiwinski.com/this-was-now/h5ot9q6gmwc1ogu77t516tce2bl0dk

We’ll walk the streets of downtown Ithaca and discuss the history and character of the area.  We will unpack Ithaca’s history and the history of place-making to better understand how Ithaca fits into national trends and changes in thinking over the years.  We will question which changes have been successful and which have been failures/taken away from city life?  Finally we will discuss, measure and experience several factors that influence a streetscape: creating public spaces that are engaging places where people want to be or are undesirable where people feel uncomfortable or uninterested in lingering.

Our route will take us West along the commons, South on Home Dairy Alley, West on Green, North on Cayuga, East on Seneca

To find us, look for the yellow umbrella

Time(s): 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN in front of Madeline’s in the Rothchild Building – the former site of the Ithaca Hotel. SW corner of Aurora and The Commons.
  • END at Collegetown Bagels on Aurora Street and the opening of Two Wheels to Freedom: Ithaca’s First Annual Juried Bicycle Art Show.

Hosts: Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome. 

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Collegetown Conversations Jane Jacobs Walk: Ithaca, New York
May
2
4:00 PM16:00
USA

Collegetown Conversations Jane Jacobs Walk: Ithaca, New York

  • Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs. Photographer: Josh Lower.

Image Courtesy of Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs. Photographer: Josh Lower.

Collegetown is the intersection between Cornell University and the City of Ithaca. Learn about the history & what makes this area special.

Time(s): 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN and END in front of Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 430 College Avenue.

Host: Ithaca Friends of Jane Jacobs

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.

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Water Conservation at the University of Utah
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00
USA

Water Conservation at the University of Utah

  • Frederick Albert Sutton Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We will be highlighting water related research around campus while discussing water conservation. Following the Walk, participants are welcome to bring sack lunches and continue the discussion at President’s Circle.

Time(s): 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Event Start/End: 

BEGIN at Frederick Albert Sutton Building, University of Utah
END at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Host: Kaylee Milliner, Block U: Sustainaibility and Jane Jacobs Walk
kaylee@janejacobswalk.org

Theme: Walking, Biking.

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

Registration: No, all are welcome.


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City to Creek: Exploring Nature Everywhere- Salt Lake City
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00
USA

City to Creek: Exploring Nature Everywhere- Salt Lake City

Jai Hamid Bashir and Sean Goss, members of the Natural Leaders community through the Children & Nature Network, will lead this Walk. As trained Natural Leaders who attended the Natural Leaders Legacy Camp in Bainbridge Island, Washington in the Fall of 2013, we are hoping to utilize the tools and visions we gleaned from this camp to help children and youth of the Salt Lake Valley to get outdoors for the Children & Nature Network’s “Let’s G.O.” initiative.

Our effort is to put together an event that combines the mission of the late and esteemed urban ecologist and social thinker, Jane Jacobs, and children and nature. Our hope is by hosting this event we can expand our community’s ideas and vocabulary about nature and the environment, and help illustrate that being outdoors can be fun, insightful, and meaningful through a three-pronged vision of explore, observe, and connect.

A “share-out” will be a way for participants to share their observations, feelings and ideas as the walk progresses. It is also a time for reflection on the what, why, how, and when.

We will have group introductions through a very quick and easy ice-breaker, groups will be organized, student leaders assigned, and agenda explained. Sean and Jai will introduce themselves, and go through safety and expectations. An introduction of the “exploration” aspect will be quickly discussed. Student leaders will then ask participants to explore by taking pictures, collecting non-organic materials, and discussing the place (geography, weather, initial reactions). A portion of the walk will focus on using the senses to really absorb the surroundings—natural, organic, inorganic, built and non-built.

Time(s): 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at Utah State Capitol Building (350 N. State Street)
  • END at Memory Grove Park (375 120 E)

Host: Jai Hamid Bashir and Sean Goss, Children & Nature Network
jai.hamid.bashir@gmail.com

Theme: Walking

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

Registration: No, all are welcome. 

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LiteratureWalk: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00
USA

LiteratureWalk: Salt Lake City, UT

After reading and discussing the book The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs, we will go on a short walk around downtown to connect our observations from the book to the city.

Time(s): 6:00 p.m.

Date: March 20, 2014

Event Start/End: 

  • BEGIN at We will meet at Este Pizza, 156 E 200 S Downtown Salt Lake City. Walk will proceed around downtown blocks.
  • END at Esta Pizza.

Host: Grant Allen, Jane Jacobs Walk
grant@janejacobswalk.org

Theme: Literature

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

Registration: No, all are welcome. 

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