Date: Thursday 2 May 2024
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: London National Park City, 109 Fleet Street, London, EC4A 2AB

Jane’s Walk London are excited to present their fifth festival edition with an in-person event in collaboration with other grass-root organisations who share the same interest in supporting people in leading change.

A special launch will take place to showcase the lineup of volunteer-led walks across London which will take place on the weekend May 10-12. Featuring a diverse range of themes including community campaigns, public art, local history and nature walks, the 2024 festival offers something for everyone.

During the event, a celebration of Jane Jacobs will take place, commencing with the screening of a documentary by Laurence Hyde featuring Jacobs talking through her ideas, interspersed with some terrific footage of Toronto, New York, London and other cities around the world. Followed by a presentation of the programme of JWL walks for this year together with members of the community who will be commenting on their experiences of the Festival.

During this celebratory event of city discovery and community building, they will also share the evening with friends from London National Park City who will be presenting their Walking Week initiative and Dame Jane Roberts, chair trustee at Living Streets who will be talking about National Walking Month. Fellow YU and Academy Director, Savini Rajapakse who has led her own walk in 2022 will be joining the panel.

The event will be an opportunity to come together as organisations and individuals interested in discovering and discussing on-the-ground aspects of our city and network with like-minded people. The idea is to learn a bit more about Jane Jacobs, find out about all the walks happening in May and get to know each other a little better!

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About Jane’s Walk London

Jane’s Walk London is part of the Jane’s Walk network named after urban activist Jane Jacobs and launched in 2007 in Toronto. They are a global movement and a community-based approach to city building that uses volunteer-led walking conversations to create  a space for people to share stories about their neighbourhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking conversations as a way to connect with others. 

In London, they are particularly interested in opening the conversation around the city-making process to the wider public to instil belonging and foster civic leadership, support people in building their urban knowledge and consciousness, and find alternative and creative ways to observe and critically analyse cities. 

About London National Park City
The grassroots movement for everyone. Making London greener, healthier and wilder.

London National Park City aim to use community space as part of the mission to reconnect every Londoner with urban nature, to equip communities to improve their lives, health and wellbeing with the support of 160 volunteer Rangers who lead outdoor activities, nature engagement, climate actions, and health and wellbeing activities in their neighbourhoods.

Did you know that, London became the world’s first National Park City in July 2019, so that Londoners and urban nature could be better connected.

The National Park City Foundation is an independent charity entirely funded by grants and individual donations from Londoners.

The Academy of Urbanism (Number 2) Limited is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales 0595604, 11c Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 IXE, United Kingdom.
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