Jane’s Walk is coming to downtown Phoenix. Jane’s Walk is an international series of free neighborhood 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. The walks are intended to honor the legacy and ideas of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs who championed the interests of local residents and pedestrians over a car-centered approach to planning.
On May 2, 2009 join us in the inaugural Jane’s Walk Phoenix as we explore and rediscover the core of downtown Phoenix, including the Roosevelt neighborhood, Roosevelt Row and the Arts District, ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus, the new Civic Space and other key areas of downtown Phoenix.
The tour will run from 9:00 10 11:00 am. It will start from Portland Park in downtown Phoenix. Portland Park is located at N 1st Ave. and W Portland St., next to the Central at Roosevelt (Arts District) light rail station.
Stay tuned for more information, including more about Jane and her urban vision, walk attractions and ‘special guest’ tour guides.