Jane’s Walk: A Walking Movement for Better Cities (8:30am-12:30pm)

Wednesday, September 13

The Jane’s Walk Festival (janeswalk.org)  is a global movement to connect people and places at the grassroots. In 2016, over 1,000 Jane’s Walks took place in 212 cities in 36 countries across six continents. Jane’s Walks organizers from St. Paul and San Jose are teaming up to share their experiences organizing successful Jane’s Walks in a hands-on ”walkshop.” Participants will take part in a walk along the Mississippi River and discuss possible walk focus topics, how walks can be organized, and how they can take this transformative, community-based experience back with them in time to organize Jane’s Walks and Walk Leaders for the May 2018 festival.

Facilitators: 

  • Jaime Fearer, AICP, Deputy Director, California Walks
  • Carol Swenson, Dale Street Bridge Project Coordinator, Summit-University Planning Council