Mark your calendar: special Jane’s Walk events in October!

We’re excited to announce that Jane’s WalkCHICAGO will be an official participant of the Chicago Architecture Biennial: The State of the Art of Architecture, which will launch in October 2015. On the opening weekend of Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, we will be offering Jane’s WalkCHICAGO: The Art of Local Architecture on Dearborn […]

#Jane’s Walk CHICAGO: Hyde Park North / The Legacy of Urban Renewal

The 1950s and 1960s in Hyde Park were fraught with fear and uncertainty about the future of the neighborhood.  Buildings were deteriorating, “undesirables” were moving in, and people were worried that Hyde Park was on its way to becoming a slum.  The University considered the threat so great that it even (briefly) considered moving out of Hyde […]

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 […]