Walkable cities/urban literacy/cities designed for and by people
Issue Area: Walkable Communities, Urban Literacy, Civic Engagement
Where They Work: 68 cities in 9 countries worldwide, including walks in Mumbai, Dublin, Madrid, Boston, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg and La Paloma, Uruguay
We chose them for:
- turning a grassroots initiative into an international phenomenon that builds strong resourceful communities, instills belonging and encourages civic initiative and leadership.
- getting over 10,000 people across the globe in 2010 alone, to walk, meet their neighbours and explore their cities.
- promoting “walkability”. Throughout the year, Jane’s Walks provide expertise and insight to communities, planning and design firms and municipalities seeking to make their cities more livable and walkable. Their free online Walkability Toolkit is considered one of the best in the world.