Who Will You Nominate For the Jane Jacobs Medal?


Less than a year after we bid farewell to that black-spectacled heroine of urbanism, nominees are being accepted for the first Jane Jacobs Medal, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. According to the site, it should be someone who:

…opens our eyes to new ways of seeing and understanding our city
…challenges traditional assumptions and conventional thinking
…generates a creative use of neighborhood knowledge to advance equity and diversity

Each year, two people will receive medals and $200,000. This year’s jury members could band together as the Official New York Culture Police so we’re guessing this is a no-slouch kind of situation. Nominations close March 2.