11th edition of Montreal Jane's Walk - Citizen wanted to discover the city


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CITIZENS WANTED TO DISCOVER THE CITY !

11TH EDITION OF MONTREAL JANE’S WALK

Montreal, March 7th 2019 – The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre (MUEC) is in search of city enthusiasts to lead one (or a few!) walk(s) during the 11th edition of Montreal Jane’s Walk on May 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2019. Organized by and for citizens, these walks are a great opportunity to (re)discover the city and its secrets while showcasing the diversity of Greater Montreal. Citizens and organisations are invited to register their walk as of now!

“Each year, I’m impressed by the growing participation in this great citizen event. Citizens’ dedication to the Jane’s Walks shows their desire to reapproppriate the city in collaborative ways as well as work together to improve the livability of their communities”, says Véronique Fournier, Executive Director of the MUEC.

An online platform by and for citizens

The MUEC supports the organisation of the event by hosting informational meetings, and a user-friendly online platform where citizens can registrer their walk and find adaptable promotional tools. The online platform also promotes the walks and allows citizen to registrer their participation in a walk, thanks to an interactive geo-located map organized by walk-them. In short, the online platform has everything needed to facilitate the self-organization of a walk!

Citizens and organisations are invited to register their walk online at promenadesdejane.com before April 10th. Citizens of all ages are encouraged to participate. All topics have a place in Jane’s Walk: street art, the remains of a river, the hidden history of a neigbourhood, urban social and political movements… What matters is the desire to celebrate the city on foot and even by bike!

Paying Tribute to Jane Jacobs Across the Globe and Thanks to Donations

Jane’s Walk are held simultaneously in over hundred cities around the world in honour of Jane Jacobs, a writer, activist and philosopher of architecture and urbanism. In 2018, 94 walks took place across the Greater Montreal area. This free citizen event, where everybody is welcome, is made possible thanks to generous donor support. To make a donation or find more information about the event, visit promenadesdejane.com

About the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre

The Montréal Urban Ecology Centre is a non-profit organization created in 1996 by citizens committed to transforming their community. It proposes practices and policies to create ecological, democratic and healthy cities.

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For further information or to arrange an interview please contact

Susie Larrivée, Communications Projet Manager

514 282-8378 extension 227

communications@ecologieurbaine.net