The current issue of Preservation, the magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, features a tribute to Jane Jacobs by Dwight Young.
Jacobs frequently hosted students in the HWS “Two Cities: New York and Toronto” course, taught by James Spates of the sociology department and Pat McGuire of the economics department. Her best-known book, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” published in 1961, was required reading for the course.
In April 2004, she was the first recipient of the College’s President’s Medal, presented by President Mark D. Gearan and three members of the HWS board of trustees: Tom Bozzuto ’68, Todd Patterson ’72, P’06 and Tom Poole ’69, P ’91.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is the only private, non-profit organization chartered by Congress to encourage public participation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objects significant in American History.
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Architectural Record magazine, to which she contributed articles, also had a recent article on her death. Read Jane Jacobs Dies.