Friday, 17 April 2009

Jane's Walk Goes World-Wide: From Moscow, Idaho, to Mumbai, Montreal and Toronto, Too

It's a beautiful spring morning, just perfect for walking, which also makes it the perfect occasion to share the the final schedule of Jane’s Walks in Montreal. Click here:

All will take part May 2 or 3, and are part of amore-than-continent-wide homage to Jane Jacobs. The homespun urbanist was a great advocate of the walkable city. Three years ago, a year after her death, her friends in Toronto came up with the idea of the walks. They are led by individuals in neighborhoods they hold dear as a tribute to her. That first year there were about 20 in one city--Toronto--but this year there will be hundreds around the world.

Besides Montreal and Toronto, Canadian cities this year include: Brant County, Ontario, Burlington, Calgary, Cambridge, Charlottetown, Guelph, Halifax, Hamilton, Kitchener, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Ottawa, Penticton, Regina, Sudbury, Thornbury – Clarksburg, Thornhill, Vancouver, Victoria, Waaterloo and Winnipeg. Click for more information.

In the US there will be walks in Anchorage, Boston, Chicago, Cambridge, Dayton, Ohio, Moscow, Idaho, New Orleans, New York City, Oakland, Ogden, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Spanish Harlem, Starkville, Mississippi, St. Louis and Washington D.C. Click for details

And, believe it or not, two walks in India are planned, in Goa and Mumbai: check them out.

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