Simple Pedestrian

Nearly a half century ago, at the dawn of an era renowned for its Utopian dreams and dystopian diagnoses, a journalist who loved the American city wrote an attack on all the professional planners and idealists who believed they could design the perfect urban habitat, the city beautiful, a metropolitan Eden.

Jane Jacobs wanted to restore dignity to streets and sidewalks by understanding the kinds of activity and relationships they support.

The Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to underwrite ‘Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York’ and the Jane Jacobs Medal, as a means of celebrating and encouraging continued dialogue and civic action in our great city today.

Photography + Design + Lettering: John P. Corrigan
Typeface: Turbulence // R_Valicenti // 3rst  // 2006

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