Jane’s Walk NYC

A crowd of people crosses East Fifth Street in Manhattan on a Jane's Walk

A crowd of people crosses East Fifth Street in Manhattan on a Jane’s Walk. Photo: Giles Ashford.

Jane’s Walk NYC 2017!

Thank you to all participants who joined us for Jane’ Walk 2017 on May 5-7th.

About Jane’s Walk

Celebrated in over 200 cities worldwide, Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of walking tours that honors the legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs. Hosted by MAS since 2011, Jane’s Walk NYC brings together thousands of New Yorkers for the largest festival in the world.

During the age of top-down master planning, Jane Jacobs turned conventional wisdom on its head and is famous for having galvanized the West Village to resist a planned expressway that promised to destroy the community. Jane believed in the power of individuals to influence their future city. Today, her principles represent the participatory planning approaches that have been embraced in cities around the world.