Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street are partnering with the Center For the Living City to present a yearlong commemorative lecture series dedicated to author and urban activist Jane Jacobs. They write:
This May 4, 2016 marks the centennial of… Jane Jacob’s birth (1916-2006). Through her writing and advocacy Jane Jacobs changed the way the people view and understand cities. She supported local wisdom over distant expertise, took on power brokers like Robert Moses, and wrote landmark works on urban planning, including The Death and Life of Great American Cities.
To celebrate Jane Jacob’s life and work, the Museum at Eldridge Street in partnership with the Center for the Living City will present a yearlong commemorative lecture series featuring prominent thinkers from the architecture, preservation, writing and urban design worlds. Broadcast journalist Ray Suarez who will kick off the series on Thursday, May 4, at 6:30 pm, Jane Jacobs birthday. Suarez, author of three books including The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration, will speak on Jacob’s legacy.
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Ray Suarez // 12 Eldridge St. // Weds., May 4, 2016 // 6:30 p.m. // Pay What You Wish // RSVP HERE