Jane Jacobs was a famous urban activist and writer who lived from 1916-2006. She is best known for galvanizing New Yorkers to stop plans for an expressway through the West Village. She believed in the power of individuals to influence their city and her teachings are still present in planning approaches around the world. Click here for a great illustration of Jane’s principles.
On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours. You can learn more about the international movement at JanesWalk.org.
Just RSVP on our website under “Join a Walk”!
You! Anyone can lead a walk – you don’t have to be part of an organization, just a curious citizen! Jane’s Walk is an opportunity to share your knowledge with fellow residents.
No, all Jane’s Walks must be free of charge.
We believe in the power of the imagination and citizen engagement and the role this plays towards change. Freedom Park exists because of citizen activism. By supporting cultural initiatives like Jane’s Walk, we hope to keep the spirit of our collective imaginations alive and well, inspire citizen engagement, and together help grow the future of Atlanta. Click here to learn more about our history.