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. LOMEX RememberedImagine it, an elevated eight-lane highway slicing through the heart of […]
Forty years after the reign of Robert Moses, key city players consider urbanism in the 21st century and set out their vision for the future. Topics to be addressed include regional planning, open space initiatives, transportation, sustainable development, and New Yorkâ€™s role as an international city. James S. Russel, the architecture critic for Bloomberg, will […]
A three part exhibition on the legacy of Robert Moses conducted jointly with the Wallach Gallery of Columbia University and the Museum of the City of New York. On exhibit at the Queens Museum until May 13, 2007.
Jane Jacobs’ legacy is so broad and complex I’m not going to attempt a big thinkpiece to mark her 100th birthday. In lieu of something long and wordy, I’ve got two short paragraphs and some images of the Robert Moses road monsters she slew in the 1960s. Car-centric planning was inimical to the things Jacobs valued most […]