Jane's Walks are truly going global. 2010 is shaping up to be greatest and most far-reaching celebration of Jane Jacob's legacy since the Jane's Walks tradition got its start in Toronto in 2007. SIxty cities, including twenty-eight Canadian cities, twenty-seven US cities, and five more across the world, and have been inspired to host three hundred and sixty unique neighborhood walking tours!
*photo from janeswalks.net
Folks are lacing up their sneakers for their first ever Jane's Walks in Brooklyn, Los
Angeles, Chattanooga, Saskatoon, Edmonton, and Victoria to name a few new hosts. The celebration takes on international flavor in Paloma Uruguay, Mumbai and Goa India, Dublin Ireland and Madrid Spain as well.
We were blown away not only by the span of cities participating, but by the creativity the Walks have inspired. Winnipeg Canada will unveil the first phase of its Rapid Transit system and discuss its integration into the neighborhood, Toronto high school students will
lead a walk through Jane Jacob's home in the Annex neighborhood, and our own What We See authors will be hosting book release launches in six different cities!