Synapcity is hosting 100in1day, a global festival of citizen engagement, on June 2. The festival features 'pop-ups' and other activities hosted by individuals and groups across the city. The goal is to facilitate positive engagement and to build bridges between communities across the city. Come out and be inspired!
Small actions can lead to big change.The festival is still accepting pop-ups and activities.
Some options: Double-dutch jump-rope on George St in the Market, lounge in an outdoor living room in Vanier, help design an ideal city on Byron Ave., protest for affordable housing in Heatherington-Herongate, or kiss a puppy in Macdonald Gardens.
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Photo: NAC Walk with Barry Padolsky, 2018
There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city. People make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans. — Jane Jacobs, "Downtown is for People", The Exploding Metropolis, 1957.
Jane's Walk is a weekend festival of free neighbourhood walking tours led by locals who care passionately about where they live, work and play. Jane's Walk is a pedestrian-focused event that improves urban literacy by offering insights into local history, planning, design, and civic engagement through the simple act of walking and observing. more
"No one can find out what will work for our cities by
looking at garden suburbs, manipulating scale models, or inventing
dream cities. You've got to get out and walk.
— Jane Jacobs, "Downtown is for People", The Exploding Metropolis, 1957.
"I like walking because in cars you can't see very much and can't get a close look at things. When you walk, you can say 'stop' and then look."
— Jane's Walk participant S.B., age 6.
"Une ville, c'est plus que des pierres, des rues, des édifices. C'est des gens qu'on aime et la vie qu'on y mène.
[A city is more than stones, streets, buildings. It's the people we love and the life we lead there.]"
— Christian Larsen, Le Droit, Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
Jane's Walk Ottawa-Gatineau would not be possible without the support of many organizations and individuals. Our sponsors and partners include: