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.
The 2014 inaugural year of Jane's Walk Raleigh was nothing short of stunning. We had close to 500 people come out and had front page coverage in the local newspaper which blew my simple first year goals of getting the word out and maximize participation right out of the water! I was beyond proud of our city and residents to see us all (re)discover our place together!
Jane's Walk Raleigh is back this year! We will walk May 2-3, 2015.
Again our mandate is simple: to honor Jane Jacobs' example by getting boots on the ground as the best experts of our place and walking together on various tours to learn and discuss the wonderful, the challenging, and the perhaps unknown of the place we call home. ANYONE CAN LEAD A WALK! Just as Jane would want it. Just hit the Create a Walk button and do it!
So let's get creative this year and continue the strong tradition we started last year. What would you like to share with fellow residents on a walking tour? 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? Dix Campus? 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.|