Urban Walks, Inspired by Jane Jacobs, Planned Around Slovenian Towns & Cities in May

By , 03 May 2019, 10:06 AM Travel
Urban Walks, Inspired by Jane Jacobs, Planned Around Slovenian Towns & Cities in May © Gordana Grlic

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STA, 2 May 2019 - The international urban initiative Jane's Walk, which promotes walking and responsible city planning, will again also be embraced by several Slovenian cities this year.

Special guided tours, lasting roughly an hour and half and offering people a chance to explore hidden corners of cities, are scheduled throughout May and have been confirmed for 18 cities around the country so far.

Ljubljana's Upper Šiška borough will for instance already be explored this Sunday, while two more tours will be organised in the capital.

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Interesting small towns such as Tolmin, Litija, Črnomelj or Dravograd are also joining the initiative, which is coordinated in Slovenia by the Institute for Spatial Policies (Inštitut za politike prostora –IPoP), an urban planning NGO. A detailed list of the walks can be found on IPoP's website.

Named after Canadian activist Jane Jacobs, Jane's Walks are a global movement launched in 2007 and organised in Slovenia since 2011.

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The free, citizen-led walking tours get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours. They are also meant to stimulate reflection on existing and potential planning solutions.

The international website for Jane’s Walks, in English, is here

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