Jane’s Walk: Bringing communities together
Join us for the Restorative Spaces and Art & History walks as part of the Jane’s Walk celebrations on May 4th at the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses.
Jane’s Walk is an international movement to bring communities together through free, locally organized walking tours. Inspired by activist, writer and urbanist Jane Jacobs whose views on how to build our communities continues to influence modern urban planning.
Jacobs advocated for concepts that transform neighbourhoods into communities; shorter blocks, mixed-use developments, local economies and urban walkability are just a few examples of the ideas she endorsed. These concepts allow for more interactions between neighbours, Jacobs suggested, striving away from the car-dominated norm.
To celebrate her legacy, the Jane’s Walk movement was born. Walks take place on the first weekend of May to coincide with Jacobs’ birthday; this year would be her 102nd. Now in its twelfth year, Jane’s Walks are held in over 100 cities across 6 continents, including at the University of Manitoba.
Friday, May 4
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meet in front of the Brodie Centre (727 McDermot Avenue)
Art & History – This leisure walk will explore the historical University of Manitoba medical college, Health Sciences Centre and the art murals of the West End neighbourhood.
Fort Garry Campus
Friday, May 4
12 PM – 1 PM
Meet in front of University Centre (Chancellors Circle entrance)
Restorative Spaces – This leisure walk will explore the natural areas on campus including pockets of gardens, natural vegetation and restorative spaces at the Fort Garry campus.
Please notify the Office of Sustainability by Monday, April 30th if you require accommodation to participate.