With annual organisation of ‘urban walks’ in the framework of the global Jane’s Walk initiative IPoP advocates for benefits of utility walking in Slovenia since 2011. Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with neighbours. Together with local partners IPoP so far managed to initiate 73 walks in different towns and cities across Slovenia, engaged at least 1400 interested walkers and made important contribution towards acknowledgement of the benefits of everyday utility walking.
The walks aim to raise awareness about the importance of walking on daily errands and the role of the citizen in spatial planning as well as to promote local community building. The discussions during the walks result in recommendations for spatial improvements.
Read more in Slovene: http://ipop.si/urbani-sprehodi-janes-walk/
About Jane’s walk: http://www.janeswalk.org/