Raleigh is North Carolina’s capital city. But it is so much more. It’s a college city, a high-tech city, a historic city and a transforming city that hasn’t lost its Southern Charm. It’s consistently named one of the best places to live in the country. Share your Raleigh story by joining us or creating a walk.
This is the inaugural year of Jane’s Walk in Raleigh. Jane’s Walk is an innovative, yet simple global movement that brings residents together on a journey of discovery about their place, by taking planned walks of their city designed by residents one weekend a year (May 3-4, 2014).
In Raleigh’s first year, our goal is simple: to get the word out and maximize participation. Anyone can get involved by designing a walk or participating in an existing walk. What would you like to share with fellow residents on a walking tour of your town? What are the undiscovered gems? What are the strengths or challenges? What areas deserve greater attention? Do you have a particular theme of walk you’d like to see happen or want to do yourself? Historical? Local food and brews? Architecture? Family friendly? For new residents? College streets? School neighborhoods?
Ideally, we are also looking for sponsors or crowd-funding options that would allow walks to serve the additional purpose of identifying one small, inexpensive ($500 or less), easy to implement idea that could make a meaningful difference for that space. As walks are designed by residents, they will be listed here. Select a walk and join us! Or contact us about a walk you’d like to lead or if you are interested in sponsoring/funding solutions.
We thank our sponsor:
|May 3, 2014||01:30 PM||Looking Back and Looking Forward: Mitchell Silver's Downtown Raleigh||Nash Square, Corner of Hargett and Dawson Streets|
|May 3, 2014||12:00 PM||DTR History of Commerce Walk||Briggs Hardware | COR Museum, Let's begin at the City of Raleigh Museum where we will talk about Raleigh's oldest skyscraper - the Briggs Hardware Building. And discuss the history of the Exchange & Market Plazas.|
|May 4, 2014||02:00 PM||Opportunity Dorothea Dix||Start at BLDG Co , 706 Mountford Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603 Abundant street parking available.|
|May 3, 2014||11:00 AM||200 Years of Architecture and History in 400 Feet||State Capitol, East Front, On the steps of the East Front of the NC State Capitol building.|