Jane’s Walk – May 5, 6, & 7 K’jipuktuk / Halifax-Dartmouth

Jane Jacobs championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. “I think it’s wicked in a way, to be a victim.” Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) 

The celebration of legendary urban activist Jane Jacobs with the JANE’S WALK Festival has grown to a global event. From the full schedule FHC has selected four walks (two on Saturday and two on Sunday) to keep you on or near the Halifax Common. Dress for the weather and bring a snack and water. 

Saturday, May 6th
Nature in the City: Past, Present and Future,
10 -11:30 am
Marshes, a buried brook & More details here! 
Led by: Emma Bocking
Meet: North end of Halifax Common at the water fountain, near the Oval

Past, Present and Future – a tour of the Cogswell District,
1 – 2:30 pm

Community, erasure, roads & More details here!
Led by: Christine Hempel & Treno Morton
Meet: Halifax North Memorial Public Library

Sunday, May 7th
Woodill District,
10 – 11:30 am

Treescapes, industry, affordability, demolitions & More details here!
Led by: William Breckenridge
Meet: Corner of Williams St and Robie St

Carlton Street Neighbourhood – Reimagining City Building
12:30-2 pm 
Demolitions, 30-storey towers, modelling better options & More details here!
Led by: Peggy Cameron & Kaley Doleman
Meet: Front of Glitter Bean Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Rd at Carlton St

See an earlier FHC celebration of Jane Jacobs or to ‘meet’ her watch this 2017 documentary, Citizen Jane: Battle for the City