Why #janeswalkchicago?

I’ve read a couple of pieces recently that throw a new light on the objectives behind Jane’s WalkCHICAGO. One of them was a very nice article about Gabriel Kahane recently in Urban Omnibus, about how he’s inspired to write music specifically about the idea of place, “as a setting, subject, and device.” His most recent […]

Spring is sprung: Let’s #Walk around #Chicago!

We’re lining up Walk Leaders for the 3rd annual Jane’s WalkCHICAGO,  and are working on planning other related events.  So far, we have Julia Bachrach returning to lead a Walk in Jackson Park, and Mike Shymanski will be leading a Walk in Pullman. Other potential locations include: Maggie Daley Park the Marquette Park neighborhood South […]

A genealogy: #Holly Whyte, #Jane Jacobs and #Jane’s WalkCHICAGO

Crawling into the dog days of August, there was a terrific blog post on the website of The Project for Public Spaces this week (and also on Twitter), summarizing the career of William (“Holly”) Whyte.  As a recovering New Yorker, I knew some of his story, but this post added lots of fascinating and informative […]

“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 […]