How well do you know Buffalo? Is there a part of the city that you would like to share with others? Maybe you have a favorite commercial district? Or you know where the hidden treasures are. Have you ever thought about sharing your knowledge of the city with others? If you’ve been waiting for someone to ask you to be part of a special occasion, this cold be your chance to take part in something very special.
From Stephen Paskey at Jane’s Walk:
Each year, more than 100 cities worldwide celebrate the legacy of urban activist Jane Jacobs through a free, not-for-profit event called Jane’s Walk. A Jane’s Walk is different from the typical cultural tour: it’s a walking conversation, led by a local resident, about the joys and challenges of living or working in an urban environment.
On Friday through Sunday, May 2nd through 4th, a small group of Jane’s Walks will be held in Buffalo for the first time.
Anyone – including you – can lead a Jane’s Walk, and you can plan one in just a few days. All you’ll need is a theme, a meeting point, a route, and a time. The possible themes are limitless, including preservation, revitalization, public art, green spaces, urban farms, the lives of recent immigrants, and political or environmental issues that direct impact urban residents.
A typical walk might last an hour, give or take 15 minutes, with 6 to 10 stops along the way. Walks in Buffalo will be posted on the Jane’s Walk web site, and there are tools there to help you plan the route and invite people to participate. Walks should be planned and posted no later than April 20 so we can publicize the walks being offered.
Below are links with more information about Jane’s Walk. If you’d like to lead a walk, please contact me via email (email@example.com) or cell phone (716-548-0253) and I’ll help you plan your walk and get it posted to the Jane’s Walk web site.
Share a story about living in Buffalo: Lead a Jane’s Walk on May 2, 3, or 4
You’ll find information on Jane’s Walk here, including a page with walks in Buffalo:
As the walk weekend approaches, you’ll also find updates on Facebook
And for more tips on planning a walk, check this out.