Jane’s Walk is a global festival of free, volunteer-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs.

Jane’s Walk London wants to invite all urban enthusiasts and curious citizens, who want to know more about their urban environment and meet new people, to take part in our Festival 2021 either by leading a walk or attending our events.

While we are still under some restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is our hope to continue expanding our community with our programme of online events.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES:

LDN X KL, one year later

May 4th, at 12:00pm BST - Insta live

Join us for a Live chat on Instagram as we celebrate Jane Jacobs’ birthday with our event in collaboration with Jane's Walk Kuala Lumpur “A tale of two cities, One year later".

It has been a year since our very first joint virtual walk and talk at the beginning of the pandemic. We will be having a catch up to reflect on how our cities have changed over the past year and discuss a few emerging urban concepts and how they could apply to London and Kuala Lumpur.


We’ve been stuck inside, had limited possibilities to enjoy our cities, rethought what we wanted from our urban spaces and are now in a better place to think about how to live our lives more sustainably and beautifully in cities


YOU(TH)scapes Zine Virtual Launch

with the Academy of Urbanism

May 6th, at 6:30pm BST - Zoom

YOU(TH)scapes is Jane's Walk London's research project and one of this year's YU Small Grants Scheme recipients, funded by The Academy of Urbanism.

It aims to test community engagement approaches and demonstrate the value of lived experience through the qualitative collection of first-hand stories. Such stories can compliment the quantitative data, already so widely available, and inform research, policy, and wider discussion.


Please register your place to join us for the virtual launch of YOU(TH)scapes' zine, a collection of youth stories about London neighbourhoods produced by young citizens, and for a wider discussion around youth engagement in the city-making process.


A TALE OF TWO CITIES:

NY x LDN with M. Beaumont

May 8th, at 5pm BST - Zoom

Join the Jane’s Walk NYC and Jane’s Walk London team as we join forces to host a conversation with author Matthew Beaumont about his recent book, The Walker: on Losing and Finding Yourself in a Modern City. In addition to discussing themes in Mr. Beaumont’s book, the Jane’s Walk audience will share about observations in their neighbourhoods. We are asking all attendees to go on a walk in their area prior to the program, capturing a single photo of their wandering and adding it to this Google Jam Board to create a collage of walk observations that will be discussed! Please register your place. We recommend that all who RSVP arrive promptly as capacity is limited and the event may be oversubscribed. Click here for more information.

BOOK CLUB

with the author C.R. Wolfe

May 9th, at 5pm BST - Zoom

Together with the Urbanism Book Club, Jane’s Walk London will organise a book club session as part of the 2021 festival. We will read Seeing the Better City: How to Explore, Observe and Improve Urban Spaceby Charles R. Wolfe. This book will help you be aware in all of your future walks and it will also inspire you to create positive urban change.


We are delighted to announce a book club discussion with the author, Charles R. Wolfe, himself. This will take place on Sunday, May 9th, at 5 pm BST. Please register your place to join us (even if you have not finished the book) and bring some questions for the author!