Let’s take a walk with Jane Jacobs

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You may have seen the recent Google’s Doodle and seen Jane’s Walk grace the cover of every media out there. But who is Jane Jacobs?

Jane is a famous self-taught urbanist that believed in a community-based approach to city building. Today we celebrate Jane, by walking in retrospect of her memory and her ideals. So Google’s ode to Jane is timely, don’t you think? In a time where we are so inundated with buildings, cars and infrastructure, it is nice to be reminded that we are the reason why all infrastructures are built and not the other way around. children-1149671_1920

Burlington among hundreds of communities around the world is participating in this walk. Here are some neighbourhood-organized walk for you and your kids to join this weekend. Make it a family activity! Be sure to bring water, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing.

  1. May 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – Aldershot High School Geography Class
    Meet at Aldershot High School

  2. May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – Native Spring Flowers of Sherwood Forest Park
    Meet at The East Parking Lot Shelter

  3. May 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – A Walk in the Orchard
    Meet at Welcome to A Walk in the Orchard!

  4. May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – Walk on the Wild Side
    Meet at The Austrian Club

  5. May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – A Walking Tour of Downtown Heritage Burlington
    Meet at Tourism Burlington, Downtown Burlington

  6. May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – Discover Our Beach
    Meet at The compass at Spencer Smith Park

For additional information on Burlington’s Jane Walk, visit Janeswalk.org/canada/burlington

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