Panel Discussion: Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary

Author of the recent biography, Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary (Rutgers University Press, 2006), Alice Sparberg Alexiou engages a panel of experts in a discussion of urban economies in New York City based on Jacobs’ second book, The Economy of Cities.


Planetizen Unveils Its Top 100 Urban Thinkers

Jane Jacobs. Photo: BusinessWeek She may be experiencing an intellectual reconsideration in some corners, but Jane Jacobs is still a beloved figure for the urban planners and designers of Planetizen. After a month-long online poll that saw more than 14,000 votes cast, the site released its list of the "Top 100 Urban Thinkers" today — […]

555 Hudson Street

Jane Jacobs lived at 555 Hudson Street when she wrote "The Death and Life of Great American Cities." I happened to be in the neighborhood yesterday afternoon and I saw this bouquet of flowers and card on the front door. The card reads, "Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006. From this house, in 1961, a housewife changed the […]

Who Are You Nominating for the 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal?

The Rockefeller Foundation has opened up the nomination process for the 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal. The deadline to submit a nomination is February 1. The award, launched last year, recognizes "two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City." Last year, Transportation […]