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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 www.rockefellerfoundation.org from today through May 4, 2012. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the Jane…

New Yorkers Invited to Nominate 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal Candidates

MAS to administer awards program on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation 2009 Jane Jacobs Medal Recipients Richard Kahan (left) and Damaris Reyes (center) with Judith Rodin, Mary Schmidt Campbell, and George Campbell. The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it is opening the public nominating process for the 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal — awarded to two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contr…

Call for 2011 Jane Jacobs Medal Nominations!

…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 beh…

Jane Jacobs Forum 2011:
Women as Public Intellectuals

Preservation & Climate Change Conference | Summit for New York | Jane Jacobs Forum | Women as Public Intellectuals: The Legacies of Jane Jacobs, Rachel Carson, and Betty Friedan Tuesday, November 8 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Reception to follow Free, registration required THE ELEBASH HALL CUNY GRADUATE CENTER 365 FIFTH AVENUE RSVP 2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Jane Jacobs classic The Death and Life of Great America…

Working Toward a Just City: The 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal Winners

…he capacity of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” – Jane Jacobs In 2007, the Rockefeller Foundation and MAS partnered to create Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, a public education and civic engagement initiative organized in conjunction with the inaugural Jane Jacobs Medal. This year, through a grant from the Foundation, MAS administered the second annual Jane Jacobs Medal as par…

MAS Urban Fellow Mary Rowe on Jane Jacobs’ Legacy

…nvironmental resilience; President of Ideas that Matter, a convening and publishing program based on the work of Jane Jacobs based in Toronto. Earlier this year Mary was awarded a Bellagio residency from the Rockefeller Foundation to develop her writing on self-organization in cities. She is a contributor to several volumes on urban life, most recently having written the Epilogue to What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs (New Vill…

Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York Exhibit to Open

On September 25, the Municipal Art Society’s exciting new exhibition Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York opens in Urban Center Galleries. Sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, this innovative show reevaluates the legacy and values of renowned New York activist Jane Jacobs through the lens of the city of today and tomorrow using images, text and multimedia. It is the centerpiece of a major MAS campaign aiming to energize a new generation of…

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 a place of hope and expectation. The Rockefeller Foundation Jane Jacobs Medal was cre…

2008 Jane Jacobs Medal Nomination Period Extended

Beginning January 8, the Rockefeller Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal on its website through Monday, February 4, 2008. The 2008 Rockefeller Foundation Jane Jacobs Medals will recognize two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has significantly contributed to the vibrancy and variety of New York City. The Jane Jacobs Medal was created by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2007 to hon…

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. Now in its seventh consecutive year, the Rockefeller Foundation created the Jane J…

Jane Jacobs Medal

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal | MASterworks Awards | Annual Awards | Brendan Gill Prize | Jane Jacobs Medal | Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award The Rockefeller Foundation awards the Jane Jacobs Medal annually to individuals 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 a place of hope and expectation. MAS ad…

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. The Jane Jacobs Medal was created by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2007 to honor the author and…

Meet the Panelists: Civic Activism in the Spirit of Jane Jacobs

Since 2007, the Rockefeller Foundation has awarded the annual Jane Jacobs Medal to outstanding New Yorkers whose activism emulates the principles of urban design and planning advocated by Jane Jacobs. 

On October 21, past and present Jane Jacobs Medalists will participate in the MAS Summit for New York City to share the tools and strategies they have used to effect change. The panel, “Civic Activism in the Spirit of Jane Jacobs,” will be moder…

Jane Jacobs Forum 2010:
The Walkable & Rollable City: Transportation, Health & Delight

Preservation & Climate Change Conference | Summit for New York City | Jane Jacobs Forum | Tribute In Light | Researching the History of Buildings “Lowly, unpurposeful and random as they appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city’s wealth of public life must grow. ” – Jane Jacobs Author and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) believed in the future of cities and in common sense solutions to urban pro…

2009 Jane Jacobs Medal Recipients Announced

…ools located, by design, in many of the lowest income neighborhoods in New York. Mr. Kahan will receive the 2009 Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership. Damaris Reyes, Executive Director of Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), will receive the 2009 Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism. She began her work with GOLES as a grassroots community organizer before assuming her current role in 2005. Through an approach Reyes describes as holisti…