Call for 2011 Jane Jacobs Medal Nominations!
January 24th, 2011, 1:30 pm
MAS to administer awards program on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation The Rockefeller Foundation today opened the public nominating process for the 2011 Jane Jacobs Medal—awarded annually to two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City. Nominations are accepted online starting today through February 25, 2011. MAS is honored to administer the Jane Jacobs Medal nomination process on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation, as we have done since 2007 when the Foundation first established the award to honor the activist, author and urbanist who died in April 2006 at the age of 89. MAS will also sponsor a series of walking tours and the annual Jane Jacobs Forum this fall to coincide with the Medal presentations and the 50th anniversary of Jane Jacob’s seminal book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. The Foundation is looking for nominees for two different awards—one for lifetime leadership and one for new ideas and activism—that demonstrate any or all of the following qualities:
- Opens our eyes to a new way of seeing and understanding New York City
- Generates a new way to think about the development and the preservation of urban environments – specifically in New York City
- Demonstrates an innovative approach to how we think about neighborhoods and leadership for how we solve the problems within them