Milwaukee, WI

Dominic Inouye (ZIP MKE)

We embody urban activist Jane Jacobs’ legacy by organizing free, resident-led neighborhood explorations and building community connections through observation and dialogue, education and storytelling, and collectively reimagining and changing the places in which Milwaukeeans live, work, and play. We envision a Milwaukee that has, to borrow from Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities, “the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, [it is] created by everybody.” In 2018, we led off the month of May with a grand kick-off celebration at the home of Milwaukee Turners, then explored the city with 36 walks, bikes, and paddles. From Westlawn Gardens in the north to Lincoln Avenue in the south, from Hawthorn Glen in the west to Milwaukee’s East Side, more than 900 registrants, including eight business improvement districts participated.​​ Join us in May 2019 as Jane’s Walk MKE helps change the way we not only explore and see the city but also the way we tell its story.

Walk Stories

Walk stories are chronicles of moments, ideas, insights, and images from a Jane’s Walk, curated and submitted by local participants, walk leaders, and city organizers. Want yours to be the first one here? Share your experience with us below.

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