Join The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) May 5-7th for Jane’ Walk 2017! For one weekend hundreds of New Yorkers will share their expertise and enthusiasm for their city by leading free walking tours.
For a listing of 2017 walks, visit the Jane’s Walk international website.
Unless otherwise noted in the walk description, there is no advanced registration for Jane’s Walks. To attend, please meet the walk leader at the listed meeting location.
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.