Each year, urban-minded citizens get out walking around various parts of the city for numerous reasons. They do it to get some exercise and fresh air, but they mainly do it to learn about the value of city living. It’s a chance for people to learn about neighborhoods, history, architecture, and urban activities. It’s a chance to see urban farming in action, and learn about public art. During the guided walks, people get a chance to ask questions, meet activists, and learn about the many urban attributes that community based activist Jane Jacobs touted and rallied for throughout her life.
Jane’s memory lives on, as do her beliefs, which are some of the most important lessons that we could be learning as a city. Now, we are able to grasp these lessons by reading her books, and taking these tours. In fact, tour leaders are always in demand. If you want to lead a tour of your neighborhood, by all means head over to Jane’s Walk Buffalo and sign up. This is a very easy lift, for all you have to do is rally a few people to your side and show them around a place in Buffalo that is near and dear to your heart. It doesn’t have to be your neighborhood, it just has to be a place that you are fond of and know enough about to express that fondness to others.
Join the next global festival on May 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017!
Please add Jane’s Walks that you are aware of in the comment section below. At this point, Vision Niagara is leading one walk that will be fantastic, on Sunday, May 7 at 1pm (see here).