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The Rockefeller Foundation Honors Dr. Joan Clos and Mr. PK Das with 2016 Jane Jacobs Medal

First-Ever Global Recipients – Medals to be Presented at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador

The Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin announced the first-ever global recipients of the 2016 Jane Jacobs Medal – Dr. Joan Clos and PK Das. The Medal is awarded to individuals whose work creates new ways of seeing and understanding cities, challenges traditional assumptions about urban life, creatively uses the built environment to make cities places of hope and expectation, and influences global understanding and application of Jane Jacobs’ principles. The 2016 Jane Jacobs Medal was open to international nominees for the first time, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Jacobs’ birth and the impact of her ideas on cities around the world.

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Finally Moving Forward

Governor Cuomo Unveils New Pennsylvania Station/Farley Complex

MAS congratulates Governor Cuomo for his leadership in taking an important first step toward a new Penn Station. Presented at the Association for a Better New York luncheon yesterday, the plan will address some of Penn’s most visible deficiencies: low-slung ceilings, rundown public spaces, poor signage, limited amenities, and cramped corridors. We look forward to learning more about how the proposed work will affect capacity at the track level as additional details become available. For now, visit the Governor’s website to learn more.