Walkshops: Walking Public ConsultationsServices
Walkshops are an immersive, participatory method of gathering input and expertise on community and policy issues. It’s a site walk with a stated objective of exploring local concerns and design solutions together with a wide array of interested parties - residents, business owners, social service providers, planners, designers and elected officials. Walkshops deepen engagement by pro-actively tapping into the breadth and depth of knowledge people bring to important planning and policy concerns.
Walkshops are led and facilitated by Jane Farrow, founding director of Jane’s Walk, a global volunteer walking tour movement that builds on the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs’ ideas. Farrow researches and prepares a route and set of discussion topics for each Walkshop aimed at educating and inspiring participants to consider closely the type of community and infrastructure they want and need. Notetakers capture feedback and local expertise, weaving it into consultation reports and recommendations transparently.