“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Friday, May 5:
11am – Remaking the Waterfront: Pier 9 and Penn’s Landing. Led by Karen Thompson, Lizzie Woods (DRWC). Meets at Pier 9.
3:30pm – Tactical Urbanism and Trust Building: How Small Parklets led to The Trolley Portal Gardens. Led by Nate Hommel (UCD). Meets at 49th and Catharine (at Baltimore Ave)
5:00pm – What’s Brewing in Brewerytown? Led by Judith Robinson. Meets at 22nd and Ridge.
5:30pm – Lower Lancaster’s changing life – a Walk with LoLa38. Led by James Wright and Anna Drozdowski. Meets at 36th St. b/t Market & Filbert streets.
Saturday, May 6:
10am – Jane’s Mt. Airy Day Walk. Led by Bradley Maule. Meets at Allen Lane train station.
10am – Wild Edibles & Medicinals in Wash West. Led by Lynn Landes. Meets at Washington Square.
10am – A Bazaar in the Park and Two New Projects in Germantown. Led by Robert Seeley. Meets at Vernon Park, Greene & Rittenhouse St entrance.
10:30am – Passyunk Pedestrians. Led by Jennifer Barr, David Goldfarb. Meets at SW corner of Broad and Washington.
11am – Ridge Avenue Stroll Through Philly’s Jazz History. Led by Faye Anderson. Meets at Blue Note, Ridge Ave north of 15th St.
1pm – Germantown Through the Lens of Arts+Culture. Led by Eddie Einbender-Luk. Meets at Vernon Park.
3pm – South Philly and Girard Estates. Led by Bea Segal. Meets at SEPTA’s Oregon Station.
3pm – Under the El: Fishtown’s Emerging Third Commercial Corridor. Led by Jon Geeting. Meets at Girard and Front.
Sunday, May 7:
10:00am – South Street Love – East. Led by Ashley Hahn. Meets at 2nd and South.
10:30am – A Stroll Through Time on Spruce and Pine. Led by Jeff Cohen. Meets at 10th and Chestnut.
Noon – South Street West: A Reemerging Neighborhood Corridor . Led by Marcus Ferreira. Meets at Broad and South.
1pm – Hope and Change in the Callowhill Industrial Historic District. Led by Bob Bruhin. Meets at Broad and Noble.
2pm – Chestnut Hill Architecture Walking Tour. Led by The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. Meets at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy parking lot off of W. Willow Grove Ave.
2:30pm – At Home in a Rowhouse. Led by Kiki Bolender. Meets at Billy Goat in Rittenhouse Square.
What could Pier 9 become? Are there wild edibles under our feet? Can we walk through jazz history on Ridge? What’s bringing new life under the El? How are Germantown’s public spaces evolving? Who is South Street for? Is there magic in our wee streets? What’s the pedestrian condition of South Broad? How is lower Lancaster Avenue changing and for whom? Where is Callowhill’s industrial past becoming its future? What does it mean to be at home in a rowhouse? What happens when strangers walk and talk together about their city?
Once again, PlanPhilly is proud to present Jane’s Walk on May 5-7, a weekend of free walks that promote curiosity and dialogue and ask Philadelphians to explore their city together. Jane’s Walks are occasions to slow down, look closer, and learn together.
Every year Jane’s Walk takes place the first weekend of May in hundreds of cities across the planet, in homage to the spirit of urbanist and writer Jane Jacobs, who championed community-driven city building. Jane’s Walks are roving conversations led by volunteers, with citizen and professional experts sharing observations, telling stories, connecting with neighbors, and thinking out loud. They’re opportunities to share what you know about Philly and learn more about what you don’t.
Jane’s Walk is free and open to anyone. Join any walk – or lead one yourself. (It’s absolutely not too late! Our walk roster is still growing. Sign up here.) We’ll walk and talk about what makes public spaces and commercial corridors healthy, ideas in equitable design and development, share neighborhood histories and possible futures, and consider what it takes to make a more livable Philadelphia.
We think Philadelphians deserve more opportunities to elevate the voices of residents as experts, to talk about the wellbeing of our neighborhoods, and advance the cause of community-driven city building – in person, on the street, in real time.
For more info or to sign up to lead a walk: http://janeswalk.org/united-states/philadelphia/
Follow along: #JanesWalkPHL