The morning of May 1, communities across New Orleans will participate in the 2010 Jane's Walks in honor of urban planner and community activist Jane Jacobs. The walks are informal neighborhood tours led by people who live, work or play in them. Personal stories or histories are shared and are meant to open a dialogue with the participants, their environment and peers. The walks began in Toronto in 2007 and have expanded across the United States and Canada.

  The New Orleans walks include Algiers, Bayou Road, Broadmoor, Canal Street, Freret Street, the Irish Channel, the Lakefront, the Lower 9th Ward and Oak Street. Visit for more information or to sign up.

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