Friday, March 9, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

From Island Press: The Life & Legacy of Urban Critic Jane Jacobs

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

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A distinguished panel discusses the ideas—and legacy—of celebrated urban critic Jane Jacobs, an advocate of vibrant city neighborhoods. Fifty years ago, Jacobs (1916-2006) published the classic Death and Life of Great American Cities; the new edition of Ideas that Matter sheds light on the development of Jacobs’ theories, which continue to influence the creation of livable, human-scale communities. Panelists include Peter Steinbrueck (architect and former Seattle City Councilmember), Frances McCue (writer and former Director of the Richard Hugo House), and Stephen A. Goldsmith, Director of the Center for the Living City. The panel will be moderated by Anne Vernez Moudon (primary professor at UW's College of Architecture & Urban Planning). Presented as part of the From Island Press series by Town Hall and Island Press through the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, in association with IslandWood and Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

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  1. Nancy McBride
    Posted March 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Learned of this panel from Seattle relatives, who, unfortunately, cannot attend. Jane was my aunt and a wonderful mind and soul-such an inspiriation for generations to come. SO happy to hear that you are celebrating her ideas this way. Her concepts re: neighborhoods provide a needed sense of natural community, and stability. I would love a transcript! Any chance? (I am in Central Massachisetts.)

    • sheila
      Posted March 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

      How lovely to hear from you. We will make an audio copy of the panel discussion available in our media library after editing where you'll be able to hear the whole thing!

  2. Edward
    Posted March 20, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    The audio is available above, Nancy, hope you enjoy the program. It was phenomenal!

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