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Jane's Walks in Quebec City and Montreal

promenade_de_jane_vignette_2_version_20_nov_2.jpgJane Jacobs was a journalist, author and activist who changed the way we think about cities.

She believed that neighbourhoods are the heart and soul of cities and that urban environments should be planned around the people who live there.

Jane Jacobs passed away in 2006 in Toronto, but her legacy lives on. For the past five years, around her birthday (which is today), volunteers in cities around the world have organized "Jane's Walks." The idea is to get people out exploring their neighbourhood and meeting their neighbours.

This weekend, there will be more than 60 different Jane's Walks taking place in Montreal and in Quebec City. Tristan Bougie coordinates the walks at the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre, and he joins Elizabeth Robertson in studio. 

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