Charlotte City Walks 2017
City Walks are part of a national and global celebration – known in many cities as Jane Jacobs Walks or Jane's Walks – of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs, a famous neighborhood champion who lived in New York and later in Toronto. They’re intended to inspire folks to get better acquainted with their own neighborhoods or to learn about parts of the city they don’t know well.
The walks take place around the world during the first weekend in May, to honor her birthday, but in Charlotte they happen throughout the month of May. PlanCharlotte, a publication of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, organizes City Walks with assistance from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, janeswalk.org and local partnerships. To date 21 walks are planned for May 2017.