Jane’s Walk invites people to explore and enjoy their communities

file000866211469An internationally recognized walk is scheduled in Traverse City next month (May).

It’s called Jane’s Walk. It pays tribute to Jane Jacobs, a woman who authored books about city-planning in the 50s and 60s that today are considered common sense.

Jane’s Walks are held around the world to bring people together to talk about, and explore their neighborhood and community.

Mark Nixon is leading the walk in Traverse City this year.

“We’d like to keep it somewhat informal, more of a casual walk to enjoy the walk, but we may have a few stops where there will be some prepared remarks. I’m hoping to get some experts in the field of planning and architecture and even government.”

Nixon says this the second Jane’s Walk in Traverse City.

“We’re going to try to keep it lightweight if the weather cooperates it’s a interesting way to spend a hour to an hour and a half. The topics are usually quite diverse, everything from the flowers along the sidewalk to the height of a tall building on a commercial street.”

It’s scheduled for Friday, May 5th at 5:30pm.

More information on other Jane’s Walks is at their website.