This year, Ann Arbor joins cities from Bogota to Singapore in Jane’s Walks. Come walk with neighbors to discover insights, hidden treasure and strolling conversation as we explore backyard chickens, places between buildings, cemeteries and street life in Ann Arbor. Organized by Associate Professor Nick Tobier, this year’s international festival is the launch of a year round initiative to bring together neighbors, residents and visitors in strolling conversations about the city.
What is a Jane’s Walk?
Jane’s Walk is an annual celebration of people and cities held around the world on the first weekend of May. Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighborhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities. Created in 2007 in Toronto by friends of the urban thinker Jane Jacobs, the annual series of free, volunteer-led urban walks has grown from 27 to over 600 walks, from Calgary to Calcutta and London to Ljubljana.