Students of the Planning faculty of CEPT University are organising this Saturday the first-ever Jane’s walk-in Ahmedabad to join the global movement that takes place during the first weekend of May in cities around the world. This will be the first-ever walk to be organised in Ahmedabad as part of the global Jane’s Walk based on the writer, urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs.
‘Jane’s Walk’ is a community-based approach to city building that uses volunteer-led walking tours to make space for people to observe, reflect, share, question and re-imagine the places in which they live, work and play.
` Voices of CG Road – A walk through Ahmedabad’s favourite street’ will be organised on C G Road from Lal Bungalow Chowk to Municipal Market on Saturday, May 07, 2022.
This walkthrough aims to observe and understand aspects of the local economy, people dynamics, and space usage, through direct observation and conversation with local citizens. This 90-minute long walkthrough will bring in a non-technical, citizen perspective to planning and design students of CEPT University. The event will conclude with a discussion on “Why local economies thrive on CG road.”.
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was a writer, urbanist and activist who represented the voices of ordinary people when it came to neighbourhood planning and city building. Although she had no formal training in urban planning, her concepts have been endorsed by urban planners and designers over the years. She has written seven books on cities.