Gathering in Memory of Jane Jacobs


Shin-pei Tsay and Lisa Chamberlain have organized a gathering in memory of Jane Jacobs on the anniversary of her death, April 25:

Come raise a glass in honor of Jane Jacobs— a community activist who knew when to don the white gloves, when to get arrested, and when to unwind at the local pub. Speakers: Darren Walker, Vice President of the Rockefeller Foundation, will talk about the first annual Jane Jacobs medals to be announced in June. Alex Washburn, the first ever Chief Urban Designer for NYC’s Department of City Planning, will talk about urban design challenges in 21st century New York.


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 […]

Still Time to Submit Jane Jacobs Medal Nominees

The deadline for submitting nominees for the 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal has been extended to Monday, Feb. 4. As we wrote a couple of weeks ago, the award recognizes "two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City." The medal comes with […]