Jane’s Walk- Street Art/Graffiti In Toronto

This is a great example of building on community assets (as advocated in asset-based community-driven development) while also promoting understanding and building social capital.

Jane’s Walks are free neighbourhood walks led by local volunteers. The walks can focus on local history, architecture, heritage, culture or anything else. According to the website, the walks “get people to explore their cities and connect with neighbours.”

Jane's Walk (photo by BriYYZ)

Alexandria Park Jane’s Walk (photo by BriYYZ)

There is an annual global festival during the first week of May (with walks all around the world) to celebrate the birthday of Jane Jacobs, an activist and writer on urban planning.

Have you every been on one?

If you liked this post you might want to subscribe to the blog (top right-hand corner of the blog),  and you might like to look at:

  1. What is asset-based community-driven development (ABCD)?
  2. What is the Transition Streets Challenge?
  3. What is Appreciative Inquiry?
  4. “We didn’t just build a garden, we built a community”
  5. Strengths-based approaches = HOPE

 

About Graeme Stuart

Lecturer (Family Action Centre, Newcastle Uni), blogger (Sustaining Community), environmentalist, Alternatives to Violence Project facilitator, father. Passionate about families, community development, peace & sustainability.
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