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UPDATE: Jane’s Walks Happening in Pittsburgh, Cleveland

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Exciting news: There will be Jane’s Walks (neighborhood tour/walks in the spirit of urbanist Jane Jacobs) in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh -along with dozens of other cities- on Saturday.

Click here for more information about the walk Saturday, May 1, in Pittsburgh in the Polish Hill neighborhood (pictured above).

Click here for more information about the walk Saturday, May 1, in Cleveland in the Ohio City neighborhood.

It looks like John Morris at Digging Pitt (a frequent RustWire  reader and commenter) helped organize and push for this in these communities, so thanks for your hard work!

Frequent Rust Wire readers will remember there was also a post about the idea on here that got a lot of response and enthusiasm, so I hope these events are well-attended.

I’m planning on going to the one in Pittsburgh. If anyone goes to the one in Cleveland, RustWire would love to hear about it/see your photos!

-KG

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Yes, Let’s Have a ‘Jane’s Walk’

Reading the Digging Pitt blog recently, I want to second their call to have Pittsburgh (or any other Rust Belt city, for that matter) host a Jane’s Walk – a neighborhood walk in the spirit of urban thinker Jane Jacobs.

A number of other cities have done this and Pittsburgh – or Cleveland, Toledo, Buffalo, etc. – should all jump on the bandwagon.

Volunteer guides lead tours of various neighborhoods. From Digging Pitt, “Some tours focus on heritage sites, while others explore the nooks and crannies of the city. From great hangouts for kids to ethnic business and residential enclaves, the tours and their leaders are diverse like cities themselves.”

-KG

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