INVITATION TO BE A TOUR GUIDE
JANEâ€™S WALK May 2 & 3 2009
Think City in partnership with The Centre for City Ecology nationally (www.janeswalk.net) is celebrating the legacy of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs with a series of free walking tours that emphasize the importance of building strong, connected communities through diverse and walkable cities and neighbourhoods. We would like to invite you to lead a walking tour in your neighbourhood as part of this event.
Leading a tour is simple. It merely involves planning a route, thinking through the stories, places and people you want to talk about, then walking participants through it. Be as creative as you like, Janeâ€™s Walks are meant to be fun, engaged and participatory.Â All tours are given, and taken, for free. We handle all the publicity, logistics and website management.
Last year, Janeâ€™s Walk was held simultaneously in 11 cities across the country and this past year was a first for Vancouver. Inspired by Jane Jacobâ€™s grassroots vision of the city and her belief that in order to know your city â€œyou have to get out and walkâ€, Janeâ€™s Walk is a simple idea. It is free, it connects people and builds communities by promoting urban literacy and citizen engagement.
You donâ€™t have to be familiar with Jane Jacobsâ€™ work to lead a tour. Many of her tenets have long been incorporated into todayâ€™s urban planning. To learn more about Jane Jacobs and for details of what Janeâ€™s Walk was like last year in other cities visit the national website.
Janeâ€™s Walk is an exceptional opportunity for people to discover their city; both places they think they know well, and places they want to explore.Â We hope youâ€™ll join us in offering an insider take on our cityâ€™s vibrant and fascinating neighborhoods. To learn more about this exciting event or to apply to be a tour guide visit our website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you,
Janeâ€™s Walk Vancouver