April 6, 2013
by Canadian Architect
Great Places is supporting Jane’s Walk Saskatoon: a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves. Since its inception in 2007, Jane’s Walk has happened in cities across North America, and is growing internationally. Jane’s Walk will take place on the weekend of May 4-5, 2013.
Jane’s Walk Saskatoon seeks walk leaders and volunteers, so if you have a story to tell or know your neighbourhood like the back of your hand, you could lead a Jane’s Walk. Even if you’re a recent newcomer, you can share your experience of learning about your new city. If you have an idea for a fun, informative and unusual way of looking at cities and neighbourhoods, you could be a valuable participant in this worthwhile initiative.
There are only two rules: walks should be taken and given for free, and they should be walking conversations. The rest is entirely up to the walkers, and the conversation topics are as varied as the people taking part, from art and architecture to potholes and shortcuts and from video surveillance to the urban forest: anything that helps you and others better understand our cities and neighbourhoods as places and spaces.
An information session and free screening of the documentary film The Nature of Cities will take place at 7:00pm on April 30, 2013 at the Frances Morrison Public Library in Saskatoon.
For more information, please visit: www.janeswalk.net or contact Cathy Watts at [email protected].