The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any one place is always replete with new improvisations.”
— Jane Jacobs, ‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’
Jane’s Walk began in Toronto in 2007 as a way to honor the principles of legendary urban thinker, writer and activist Jane Jacobs. Today, her birthday is celebrated in hundreds of cities around the world by taking a neighborhood walk. Last year, Detroit saw its first official Jane’s Walk in Green Acres. Sixty people registered, and over two hundred showed up.
This year, the Cass Corridor Museum, with the support of volunteers from Preservation Detroit, is hosting a Jane’s Walk in its Cass Corridor neighborhood on Sunday, May 5, from noon to 2 pm. Join Armando Delicato, author of Detroit’s Cass Corridor, as he leads a stroll past the distinctive historic buildings of the neighborhood. Whether you’ve never been to the area or are a neighborhood fixture, you’re sure to see and learn something new.
For more information or to sign up for the Cass Corridor Jane’s Walk, visit the Cass Corridor Museum’s Jane’s Walk event page.
For information about this year’s Green Acres Jane’s Walk, other Jane’s Walks in Detroit, or how to start your own walk, visit Live Love Detroit-Detroit’s First Jane’s Walk.
For information on Jane’s Walks in other cities, visit the Jane’s Walk website.
Thanks to the Jane's Walk organization for introductory content on this page.