Jane's Walk

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Member of the Israeli Knesset Tamar Zandberg leads a walk in Tel-Aviv

Jane’s Walk is a series of neighbourhood walking tours. Named after urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, Jane's Walks are held annually during the first weekend in May to coincide with her birthday.

Jane's Walks are led by volunteers, and are offered for free.[1] The walks are led by anyone who has an interest in the neighbourhoods where they live, work or socialise. They are not always about architecture and heritage, and offer a more personal take on the local culture, the social history and the planning issues faced by the residents.[1]

Since its inception in 2007,[2] Jane’s Walk has happened in cities across North America and around the world. In 2014, over 40,000 people took part in a Jane's Walk[3] led by volunteers in 134 cities across 6 continents.[4]

Cities that have participated in Jane's Walk[5][edit]


  1. ^ a b "About Jane's Walk - Jane's Walk". janeswalk.org. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ LeBlanc, Dave (30 April 2009). "Take a tour of your hidden neighbourhood". The Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 16 October 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Home - Jane's Walk". janeswalk.net. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Add a City". janeswalk.org. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ "City Directory". Jane's Walk. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  6. ^ Neylon, Laoise (11 April 2017). "In Memory of an Urban Activist, Lead a Tour of Your Dublin – Dublin Inquirer". Dublin Inquirer. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  7. ^ "Honolulu, HI | Jane's Walk". janeswalk.org. Retrieved 2016-05-06.
  8. ^ "elpaseodejane". elpaseodejane. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  9. ^ "Jane's Walk USA is now Jane Jacobs Walk". janeswalkusa.org. Retrieved 1 May 2015.

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