Jane Jacobs and the future...

Recently I had the opportunity to check out Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York, a tribute to the life and work of Jane Jacobs. First started writing about Jane's work a few years ago and last year here - Jane Jacobs (1916-2006).
This past week, and as part of the on-going celebaration, a panel discussion unfolded about blogging and the new media - right here. Very cool conversation and links to what's on some New Yorker's minds - is the city losing its soul? - further into the blog. Video of that event. Love the line - 'the bulldozer of homogenization.'
The entire site - Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York - is really resource rich. I know, New York is 400 miles and an hour away and simultaneously closer and further away than we usually think. Last time I mentioned anything about the City was over here - back wednesday - when I linked to the work of Camilo José Vergara, especially these two short clips reflecting his take on the World Trade Center.

Check out the exhibit next time you're in the City. Runs 'till 1/5/08.
ArtspaceBAVPAWoodlawn Row Housesfaqmy flickr
the creativity exchangetop ten or eleven

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