Join us for the very first Jane Jacobs walk through Wellington, touching on urbanist themes around places you may be familiar with - come and see them anew through an urbanist lens, with interesting places and speakers en route! Jane's Walk on 7 May 12.15pm in Wellington, bookings essential - book your spot HERE. Numbers are limited to ensure we all have a great experience!
Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. It encourages people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbours.
Jane Jacobs was an inspiring and well-known urbanist who advocated for better places to live in New York in the 1950s/60s and fought against motorways and heritage demolition. She successfully led campaigns to retain vibrant inner city neighbourhoods. Worldwide, walks are held around her birthday each year to honour her perspectives.
Wellington has its share of great spaces and places, natural and built, enjoyed by Māori, and other later settlers. Urban planning, topography and citizen campaigns have created the urban form we enjoy today.
Join this lunchtime loop walk starting at the Sexton's Cottage, Bolton Street Cemetery, just uphill from the Bolton Hotel, Bolton Street and ending at Woodward Street.