London Lead a Walk

A capital city marked predominantly by its colourful history. Built by the Romans and now enjoyed by all - a true 'world city'. London is renowned for its exemplary cultural outputs, architecture, and perplexing transport map, but what really makes London is its residents.

Join us in exploring this phenomenal city by leading or participating in a Jane’s Walk!

A capital city marked predominantly by its colourful history, built by the Romans and now enjoyed by all--a true 'world city'. London is renowned for its exemplary cultural outputs, architecture, and perplexing transport map, but what really makes London is its residents.

 

Join us in exploring this phenomenal city by either leading or participating in a Jane’s Walk!

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April 28, 2015

Who Was Jane Jacobs?

And why are Jane's Walks named after her? Leo Hollis explains.

Born in 1916 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jane Jacob arrived in New York during the Depression and found clerical work where she could, while at nights she honed her journalistic skills. Her work was picked up by Vogue and Sunday Herald Tribune, where she gained a reputation for writing about the life of the city. She also signed up to study at Columbia University extension school where she took a variety of courses, yet left before gaining a degree. During[...]

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” 
― Jane Jacobs

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