Global Walk Blog

February 23, 2017

Organizing a Jane’s Walk in Malaga - Organización de un paseo de Jane en Málaga

Text and photographs by Adriana Linde   I led my first Jane’s Walk in February, 2016, in Ensache Heredia, a neighbourhood in the centre of Malaga, Spain. I found out about Jane's Walk by chance, surfing the web. I work in active aging and environmental psychology, and decided to do this walk as part of a larger project related to my job. Participating in activities in the area where we live can improve people’s quality of life and enliven urban spaces.[...]

February 16, 2017

City Organizers' Summit

by Amilia

December 30, 2016

Big Changes at janeswalk.org

by Alia

December 2, 2016

100 Years of Jane Jacobs

by Amilia

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
April 20, 2016

A Traveller's Jane's Walk

Enrich your travel experiences by experiencing new cities like you're on a Jane's Walk

A street scene in Nepal. Photo by Arleigh Hack. As an experienced traveller, I most enjoy exploring new cities on foot. You can digest the local culture, sights and sounds best at this scale. Walking through the streets of foreign cities, you get a glimpse of life in a different cultural context, and by learning about this strange new place, you also learn a little more about your own city. For example, walking around Panama City, dodging open pot holes[...]

April 6, 2016

Walking in Panama City

by Arleigh

November 2, 2015

Talking about Walking

by Calgary Foundation -----

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
October 18, 2015
by Denise
April 30, 2015

Five tips for enjoying a Jane's Walk

Planning to go on a Jane's Walk or three this weekend? Brisbane's City Organizer has some suggestions to help you get the most out of the experience

Photo by Greg Vann, from his 2014 Jane's Walk, "Discovering the 7 Hills of Brisbane… in Brisbane!" 1. Dress comfortably It's not a forced march, but it's not a fashion parade. And sensible footwear is recommended. 2. It's as much about the talking as the walking. Jane's Walks are a walking conversation, rather than a guided tour. It's a chance to get to know your community as well as your neighbourhood. 3. Sharing is good! The walk leaders will know something about your area, and[...]

April 28, 2015

New festival in an ancient city

by Alice

April 27, 2015

What stories can you tell?

by Sameer

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
April 24, 2015
by Arndis
April 17, 2015

Walking as Public Engagement

City Organizers in Singapore and Newcastle, Australia talk about what people in their cities love about Jane's Walk

Participants in the "McRitchie -- Rainforest in the Middle of the City" walk, Singapore, 2014. Photo: Toddycats Singapore City Organizer Mai Tatoy and Newcastle, Australia City Organizer Tim Askew recently sat down for a telephone conversation with Jane’s Walk global coordinator Nadia Halim and myself, to talk about their Jane’s Walk experiences and the opportunities and challenges they’ve had so far. A bit of background on these two: Mai works in community engagement at a non-profit that shares the stories of[...]

April 14, 2015

Getting from "yeah" to "yes"

by Sameer

March 20, 2015

“You can't opt out of geography”

by Daniel

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
March 16, 2015
by Greg
March 11, 2015

The view from here

The Jane's Walk Project Office has moved! Peek out of our new windows

The Jane’s Walk Project Office has moved into a new space at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street, in Toronto, Canada. (Yes, Toronto has a street named Avenue Road.) We have a great view! From our window, we can see two of the city’s most iconic buildings: the CN Tower and the Royal Ontario Museum. It’s a busy downtown intersection, with a lot of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Looking straight down, we can see the crosswalks. Our friend[...]

March 5, 2015

Where True Power Comes From in a Community

by Calgary Foundation -----

January 26, 2015

Share a City Builder Soundwalk or Photowalk

by Claire

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
September 9, 2014

Jane's Walk at Future of Places Conference

Carol Farias spoke about her experience as Jane's Walk Goiânia City Organizer at the Future of Places Conference in Buenos Aires.

Future of Places is an international conference on public place and placemaking organized by UN-HABITAT. Its second edition happened last week in Buenos Aires under the theme "Streets as Public Spaces and Drivers of Urban Prosperity". During three days, over 300 architects, academics, citizens, politicians, geographers, entrepreneurs and professionals from various fields and from over 50 countries, gathered to discuss Public Space and Placemaking. Carol Farias spoke about her experience as Jane's Walk Goiânia City Organizer and shared her research[...]

May 5, 2014

Vienna's first Jane's Walks

by Andreas

April 30, 2014

Zapopan is on the map!

by Patricia

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
April 25, 2014
by Justin
April 22, 2014

Just Look Up!

A walk leader in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A. asks: What if we paused, when out on the streets of our city, and just looked up? What would we see?

Photos by Lauren Pritchett.   We often travel the same streets every day to report to work, to meet a friend for coffee, or to get to class on time. But rarely do we remove the blinders of our hustle and bustle and actually take notice of what is on the streets. What if we just looked up? What would we see? Raleigh, North Carolina is a small but solid city that ranks highly on many national “Best of” lists in reputable[...]

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
March 19, 2014
by Doug
March 13, 2014

Detroit, meet Zurich: A city-to-city chat

(Photo: Former industrial buildings being demolished to make way for residential developments in Zurich. Photo by Marie-Anne Lerjen.)  Jane’s Walk is all about conversations. In addition to the walking conversations that happen on sidewalks around the world during the first weekend in May, we’re working on fostering dialogues between people in different cities who share common interests in city-building and community life. For this blogpost, we asked two organizers -- one in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., the other in Zurich, Switzerland -- to[...]

March 5, 2014

March 6 is UK World Book Day

by Nadia

February 26, 2014

Hello from Puebla, Mexico!

by Ari Fernando

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain
February 18, 2014
by Nadia
January 29, 2014

Watch: EveryBody Walk! Summit videos

EveryBody Walk! has released 33 short videos from their 2013 Walking Summit, exploring a range of ideas for improving walkability and promoting walking.

EveryBody Walk! has released 33 short videos from their 2013 Walking Summit! With a range of presenters and a diversity of topics, each video shares a local walking story. The videos are from the Walking Summit held last October in Washington, DC, “to get America walking”. With audience members representing over 200 nonprofit, civic and business organizations throughout the United States and Canada the Walking Summit explored strategies to increase walking and promote local walkability. Presenters from a range of fields[...]

January 24, 2014

Manhattan skyline drawn from memory

by Josh

You can't opt out of geography

Daniel Rotsztain