The Jane Jacobs Medal

Streetsblog reminded me that the nomination deadline for 2008’s Jane Jacobs medals is coming up. The award includes cash grants totaling 200,000 and is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Jane Jacobs Medal will be given each year to two living individuals whose creative vision for the urban environment has greatly contributed to the vitality of New York City and who exemplify the following values and ideas:

• Make New York City a place of hope and expectation that attracts new people and new ideas
• Challenge traditional assumptions and conventional thinking
• Promote dynamism, density, diversity and equity
• Generate new principles for the way we think about development and preservation in New York City
• Take a common sense approach to complex problems
• Provide leadership in solving common problems
• Respect neighborhood knowledge
• Generate creative use of the urban environment
• Give us new ways of seeing and understanding our city
• Demonstrate activism and innovative cross-disciplinary thinking

Wonder who you would nominate. Take my word for it Pittsburgh never heard of the lady.

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