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November 1, 2007

A look at the context and legacy of Jane Jacobs — and a swipe at AY

Atlantic Yards Report

Norman Oder attended the latest panel discussion in the ongoing Jane Jacobs and the Future of New York exhibition last night. Guess which megaproject was the panelists' frequently invoked bete noire?

While the panelists touched on some of those issues, offering worthwhile background on Jacobs and suggesting that her principles could be invoked as a brake against too-rapid change, the discussion was too diffuse and brief, in 90 minutes, to fully engage an urgent debate about accommodating the city's growth and maintaining economic diversity.

And yes, Atlantic Yards was cited more than once as a non-Jacobsian poster child.


Posted by lumi at November 1, 2007 8:29 AM