“The ability of places to catalyze the imagination” – Jane’s Walks, summed up

Amidst the absurd embarrassment of riches online, I stumbled yesterday on this article on the wonderful website http://www.nextcity.org (if you don’t read it, you should), and the first paragraphs encapsulated for me what the global Jane’s Walk adventure is all about. See what you think: “According to research done by Jeremy Wells, a scholar in […]

Calling all 2014 Chicago Jane’s Walkers!

For the second year in a row, the Jane’s Walk Project Office in Toronto is putting together the Jane’s Walk Annual. It’s a beautifully designed book of photographs and stories that captures some of the highlights of the global Jane’s Walk festival. Check out last year’s here! Chicago had such a strong local participation this […]

Feedback 2014: Columbus Park and Jane Jacobs

The Walk Leaders and I have had some really nice feedback about the 10 Jane’s Walk tours we offered in Chicago this weekend.  Participants have started sending in their photos, and I’ll be posting some of them here.  I thought a great way to start was by posting a wonderful email a participant named Susan […]

2014 Chicago Jane’s Walk Photos…

For Chicago, we had reasonably good weather for the 2014 Jane’s Walks, and our Walks extended from Woodlawn on the south to Lawrence Avenue on the north.  I’m still so buzzed about the experience that I thought I’d start by posting some photos.  There’ll be more to come in the next few days, but hopefully […]

Walk Leader bios: Eric Phillips

Eric Phillips has been a resident of the Palmer Square area for the past 4 years. He’s very enthusiastic about his neighborhood. During the day, he works in public policy in the Chicago Mayor’s Office. He’s also an ensemble member of Barrel of Monkeys, a non-profit theater group that teaches writing to CPS elementary school […]