Wander Your Way to Wisdom: A Guided Experiential Walk Through Midtown

  • May 3, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Standing Peachtree Park

    2630 Ridgewood Road Northwest
    Atlanta, Georgia 30327
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This Jane’s Walk, taking place in Midtown, focuses on themes of environment.

This relaxed yet insightful walk led by Jodi Mansbach, urban planner and Chair of Chattahoochee NOW, promises to open your mind to the hidden wisdom of everyday surroundings. Street Wisdom is a global movement founded in England and now led by volunteer guides all over the world. It’s an everyday creative practice you use as you walk to tune into your surroundings and yourself. 

You’ll be encouraged to slow down, pay attention to your surroundings, and use the environment to find answers to questions or insights into personal challenges. We’ll be tapping into the wisdom of the streets and seeing everyday places with fresh eyes. Whether you seek clarity on a pressing question, inspiration for a new project, or simply a deeper connection with the world around you, this creative practice is easy to learn and hard to forget.


The Details

  • Distance of Walk: 1 mile (please note: the distance of this walk can be easily adapted depending on individual preferences and abilities)
  • Getting There: We’ll meet at MODA! Because we don’t offer designated parking, we recommend ridesharing, taking MARTA to Arts Center, or parking in a paid lot nearby.
  • Accessibility: This walk covers paved terrain and is wheelchair accessible.
  • What to wear and bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes, and consider sunscreen. Bring a bottle of water.


About Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk is an annual global festival honoring the legacy of urbanist, activist, and writer Jane Jacobs with free, citizen-led walking tours through the neighborhoods that lend so much character to our cities.

The festival promotes civic engagement and encourages leaders and participants to share stories about their communities and use walking as a means of connecting with their neighbors.


About the Leader of This Walk

Jodi Lox Mansbach is a creative and strategic leader who inspires people and organizations to re-think what’s possible. She brings her strong facilitation skills to groups looking to create brave spaces where people can come together for deep collective listening, understanding and to make small and bold powerful shifts that can transform organizations and communities. She also delights in creating physical spaces which she does as Principal of PlayLark Studio, part of the Living Playgrounds Collective that re-imagines playgrounds as nature-based environments where children can thrive.

Jodi worked with the City of Atlanta to launch Atlanta City Studio, its first pop-up urban design center incubating new ideas about the design of the City and engaging the community in the process. Previously she was Vice President of Development and Construction at Jamestown, a real estate investment and management company. As an urban planner, Jodi was involved in the firm’s New Urbanist development and adaptive reuse projects including Ponce City Market where she led the design of Skyline Park, the rooftop entertainment project. At Jamestown, Jodi also served as Sustainability Director and started and ran the Jamestown Charitable Foundation.


Cancellation Policy

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met.

If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us 48 hours prior to the event start.

By doing so, we can release your seat to another individual interested in joining us for this Jane’s Walk!


Any Questions?

Email Mary, MODA's Programs Manager, at maryk@museumofdesign.org.

Date & Time

Fri, May 3, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Venue Details

Standing Peachtree Park

2630 Ridgewood Road Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30327 Standing Peachtree Park
Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is the only museum in the Southeastern United States exclusively dedicated to the study of design. Our exhibitions feature various design industries and showcase the power of design to inspire change, transform lives, and make the world a better place! Located in the heart of the Midtown Arts District, MODA is a community hub for all things design including design conversations, hands-on workshops, youth programs, and more!

Visit our website for updates on exhibitions, programs, and other opportunities!

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