Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) Jane was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She saw cities as ecosystems that had their own logic and dynamism which would change over time according to how they were used. With a keen eye for detail, she wrote eloquently about sidewalks, parks, retail design and self-organization. At the core of her work and thinking was the need to get out and walk your city and observe how people, through their actions and interactions, create communities with a strong sense of belonging.
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Grab a blanket and drum, and head up the East Side of Nose Hill Park for an Indigenous Sharing Circle.
Take a tour of downtown Calgary’s best Instagram snapshots!
Discover the character, vibrancy and sense of place exploring the hilly parks of Ranchlands .
Tour this storied neighbourhood for tales of the Giant Gorilla, the old speakeasy & Calgary’s second airport.
Join us as the sun sets to discuss urban biodiversity, listen to frogs call and learn how to take action for conservation in Calgary!
Have you ever wanted to talk to a stranger? Us too! This walk is about making new connections in a safe and supported way.
Brentwood treasures include murals, Brutalism architecture, hidden underground springs and a community garden!
You may have noticed the numbers formed by stones that overlook Signal Hill, but do you know why they’re there?
Come explore a diverse selection of works by Canadian contemporary artists during lunch hour at Bow Valley College’s downtown campus.