Jane's Walk promotes urban activism in Calgary

Dec 19 2017, 3:26 am

It’s time to walk and talk for Calgary. This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Jane’s Walk, an international phenomenon that brings city planning to the people.

Between Friday, May 6 and Sunday, May ­8, citizens in 90 cities around the world – including Calgary – will be able to take hundreds of walking tours in their community.

The walks are a chance to highlight personal accounts of how public space is actually used and give everyone an opportunity to contribute to their city’s future.

In Calgary, there are close to 60 walks to choose from to get to know the city, including the beautiful Beltline, Canyon Meadows Pathways and Parks, and Glenmore Historical Walk.

Jane’s Walk honours the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents over grand visions of the future.

Jane’s Walk in Calgary

What: A huge range of walks, addressing an eclectic mix of topics, including urban wildlife, gay history and the beauty of suburbia.

Where: All over Calgary, check website for all walks in your area.

When: Various times from Friday, May 6 to Sunday, May 8