***Weather update - Due to expected inclement weather, we have decided to cancel all Jane’s Walk on Saturday and Sunday. They will be rescheduled for a brighter day! ***

Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5

Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs.

On the first weekend of May every year, Jane’s Walk festivals take place in hundreds of cities around the world. Jane’s Walks encourage people to share stories about their neighborhoods, discover unseen aspects of their communities, and use walking as a way to connect with their neighbors.

Click the title of each walk to check out the Facebook event and learn more!


Friday, May 3, 2019

6:00pm-Tour of Progress-NewTown Macon

Tour Leader: Josh

Tour Meeting Location: 455 Third St. Macon, GA 31201

***Weather update - Due to expected inclement weather, we have decided to cancel all Jane’s Walk on Saturday and Sunday. They will be rescheduled for a brighter day! ***

Saturday, May 4, 2019

POSTPONED FOR A BRIGHTER DAY | 10:00am-Moving the Lynmore Estates Neighborhood Forward-Habitat for Humanity

Tour Leader: Mrs. Ernestine

Tour Meeting Location: 4161 Roy Ave. Macon, Ga 31206

POSTPONED FOR A BRIGHTER DAY | 2:00pm-Napier Heights: Reflections and Preparations-Fuller Center

Tour Leader: James Caldwell and Lynda Brown

Tour Meeting Location: 2473 Napier Ave Macon, Ga 31204

POSTPONED FOR A BRIGHTER DAY | 5:00pm-Little Richard House-Pleasant Hill

Tour Leader: C. James Carter and George Muhammad

Tour Meeting Location: 416 Craft St. Macon, Ga 31208

Sunday, May 5, 2019

POSTPONED FOR A BRIGHTER DAY | 2:00pm-A Walk Through the Agrihood

Tour Leader-Ben Hubbard

Tour Meeting Location: Buck Melton Center-150 Sessions Dr. Macon, Ga 31204

POSTPONED FOR A BRIGHTER DAY | 4:00pm- Village Green Blight

Tour Leader-Frank Austin

Tour Meeting Location: Burguard Elementary- 6080 Bloomfield Rd Macon, Ga 31206


Who is Jane Jacobs?

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Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. Jacobs saw cities as integrated systems that had their own logic and dynamism which would change over time according to how they were used. With an eye for detail, she wrote eloquently about sidewalks, parks, retail design and self-organization. She promoted higher density in cities, short blocks, local economies and mixed uses. Jacobs helped derail the car-centred approach to urban planning in both New York and Toronto, invigorating neighborhood activism by helping stop the expansion of expressways and roads. A firm believer in the importance of local residents having input on how their neighborhoods develop, Jacobs encouraged people to familiarize themselves with the places where they live, work, and play.