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Vital Little Plans

Tuesday, May 2 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York

The legendary author and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) continues to inspire passionate inquiry and debate among urbanists in New York City and around the world. To many, the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) is the patron saint of New York's walkable, human-scaled neighborhoods, but others have wondered if she greased the wheels of relentless gentrification.

In honor of Jacob's 101st birthday, join Alexandra Lange, architecture critic for Curbed, for a conversation with Samuel Zipp, Professor of American Studies and Urban Studies at Brown University, and writer and curator Nathan Storring, about Jacob's powerful evolving legacy. Zipp and Storring are the co-editors of a new, previously-uncollected collection of Jacob’s writings and talks called Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs (Penguin Random House, 2016). 

Reception and book signing to follow. 

Register online at mcny.org/offthepage | Use the code PLANS2 for $10 tickets (regularly $20)