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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, […]

Call for Nominations: International Jane Jacobs Medal

Medal Goes Global For Centennial of Jacobs’ birth (June 6, 2016 | New York, New York) The Rockefeller Foundation and The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) announced that the public nominating process for the 2016 Jane Jacobs Medal is open through June 30, 2016, at www.jj100.org. The 2016 Jane Jacobs Medal is open […]

Jane Jacobs Forum 2013: Women as City Builders

Author and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) believed in the future of cities and in common sense solutions to urban challenges. This year, in conjunction with the presentation of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal, the Municipal Art Society’s annual Jane Jacobs Forum features leading women in the fields of architecture and planning, landscape architecture, development, community development, […]

2013 Jane Jacobs Medalists Announced

MAS proudly congratulates the recipients of The Rockefeller Foundation’s 2013 Jane Jacobs Medal — Bette Midler and Ian Marvy. The Medals, administered by MAS, are awarded annually to recipients whose work creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City, challenges traditional assumptions and creatively uses the urban environment to make New York City […]

Nominations Open for The Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced that the public nominating process for the 2013 Jane Jacobs Medal—awarded to living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City—is now open.  All are invited to submit nominations at www.rockefellerfoundation.org until April 30, 2013.

Rockefeller Foundation Announces 2012 Nomination Process for Jane Jacobs Medal

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it is opening the public nominating process for the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal – awarded to two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City.  The nominations can come from anyone and should be made at […]

Report Back from the 2011 Jane Jacobs Forum

Last week’s fourth annual Jane Jacobs Forum focused on the impact of three books, published within three years of each other (1961-63), written by women: Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson and Betty Friedan. These books—and the activism of their authors—changed the conversations of their time and spurred movements of global significance: urbanism, environmentalism, and feminism.

Jane Jacobs Forum: November 8

Join MAS for the 2011 Jane Jacobs Forum, Women as Public Intellectuals: The Legacies of Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, and Betty Friedan. The forum will reflect on the conditions that led Jacobs, Carson and Friedan to have the revolutionary impact they did. Our moderator will be Robin Pogrebin, along with esteemed panelists Roberta Brandes Gratz, […]

2011 Jane Jacobs Medalists Announced

MAS proudly congratulates the recipients of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2011 Jane Jacobs Medal – Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal, film producers and founders of the Tribeca Film Festival, Janette Sadik-Khan, commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives.

Love New York? Walk the Talk this Weekend In the Spirit of Jane Jacobs

MAS is looking forward to hosting this weekend’s Jane’s Walk in New York City, a series of free neighborhood walks and bike rides throughout all five boroughs, celebrating the legacy of Jane Jacobs. This is the first year MAS is coordinating Jane’s Walk in New York City, and we have more than 20 walks led […]

MAS Urban Fellow Mary Rowe on Jane Jacobs’ Legacy

Fifty years ago, then New Yorker Jane Jacobs published The Death and Life of Great American Cities. That controversial, seminal volume has underpinned much of the work of the Municipal Arts Society over the years as well as stimulating much debate about how to approach city planning, and how we should each think about our […]

Reconsidering Jane Jacobs, March 31

Reconsidering Jane Jacobs: A Panel Discussion When: March 31 6:30 pm Where: The Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029 Register online or call 212.534.1672 On Thursday, March 31, The Museum of the City of New York will hold a panel designed to “go beyond the usual discussion of […]