Who's Going to be the Next Jane Jacobs?

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the creation of a Jane Jacobs Medal to honor the activist, author and urbanist. The foundation will award the medal annually to recognize two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City. The first individual will be […]

A Budget Analysis, and a Call for more Funds for the LPC

From the Citizen’s Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation Mayor Bloomberg released his proposed Fiscal Year 2008 (July 1, 2007-June 30, 2008) budget on Thursday, January 25th. Overall, the budget was considered to be an easy one to swallow, featuring tax cuts, increased baseline funding for parks and cultural institutions (a first, as far asanyone can […]

City Council Hearings on Governors Island & plaNYC 2030 (water edition)

City Council Hearing: Governors IslandDate: Wednesday, February 14 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Committee Room, City Hall Transit: Subway 6 to City Hall For more information: http://www.nyccouncil.info The Committee on Lower Manhattan Redevelopment jointly with the Committee on Parks and Recreation and the Committee on Waterfronts will hold a hearing on “Governors Island: […]

Rockefeller Foundation Endows Jane Jacobs Medal

The Jane Jacobs Medal Created by RockefellerArchitectureBY KATE TAYLOR – Staff Reporter of the SunFebruary 9, 2007URL: http://www.nysun.com/article/48375 The Rockefeller Foundation will announce today the creation of a $200,000 award, called the Jane Jacobs Medal, to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to thinking about urban design, specifically in New York City. The […]