Walking Tour: Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York: Her Village

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In conjunction with a new exhibition, Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, eight walking tours will take participants to places associated with Jane Jacobs’ life and work and to communities that illustrate her planning principles — or call them into question. This is the first.

Her Village
No place is more closely associated with Jane Jacobs and her perceptive writings than Greenwich Village. Visit the sites and streets that inspired her ideas, with stops in Washington Square, at the West Village Houses, and at her Hudson Street home.

Leader: Matt Postal, architectural historian.

  • Lola

    Terrific tour today, despite the rain. Postal doesn’t scant aesthetics, but in this tour concentrated on the social dimensions of Jacobs’s efforts that comprise an important part of her legacy. He also looks at her work in context, crediting collaborators and comparing similar efforts by Jacobs and others (e.g. opposition to Lincoln Towers) that didn’t pan out. Win some, lose some. MAS does excellent public presentations–I’m looking forward to the rest of the series.

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