Join us for a walk following in the (imagined) footsteps of Jane Jacobs, one of the early urbanists who fought (and won) to maintain her 1960's New York neighbourhood from motorway development. Jane worked on the principle that citizens know what works in their neighbourhoods best and supported community based development from the bottom up. She appreciated that cities grow organically and can be a bit messy. Jane believed that cities were made great by their diversity, and having buildings with different purposes encourages lively activity throughout the day among neighbors.
Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.
We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.