Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reconsidering Jane Jacobs: a program tomorrow at the Museum of the City of New York

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 31 at 6:30 pm, the Museum of the City of New York will host a panel titled Reconsidering Jane Jacobs. The blurb:
Fifty years after publishing The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs is perhaps the most widely read urbanist ever. She transformed urban planning and with it our cities and neighborhoods. And yet, we no longer live in the world of Death and Life, even as urbanists of all political persuasions claim Jacobs's mantle and all but deify her. Max Page, co-editor of Reconsidering Jane Jacobs (APA Planners Press, 2011), David Freeland, author of Automats, Taxi Dances, Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure (New York University Press, 2009); Mary Rowe, Urban Fellow, Municipal Art Society of New York; and Samuel Zipp, author of Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban renewal in Cold War New York (Oxford University Press, 2010) go beyond the usual discussion of Jacobs and take an unsentimental look at her continuing relevance—or lack thereof—to planning in New York today.
Reservations required: 917-492-3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org
$6 museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 non-members
$6 when you mention Atlantic Yards Report

Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029

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