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The Modernity of Work and Place: Jane Jacobs and the Design of the 21st Century City


Fri., Nov. 18, 2016 - Sat., Nov. 19, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

University of Virginia, School of Architecture, Charlottesville


Jane Jacobs turned urban planning and urban design upside down. A keen observer of urban place and space, she took on planning theorists and practitioners alike as she railed against the “sacking“ of cities by urban renewal, the automobile culture, and the missed opportunities to rebuild urban economies. The range of her ideas around resilient urban places provides a treasure trove of points to debate, discuss, and, perhaps, re-apply. The symposium is a partnership of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, UVA School of Architecture, UVA School of Law, UVA Community Design Research Center, the City of Charlottesville, and UVA Department of Architectural History.



City planners, educators, community and economic development practitioners, city officials and interested citizens





Deadline: Nov. 18, 2016

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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