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cover to the Jane Jacobs publication

Nov. 22, 2019

Richmond Fed and UVA Release Symposium Publication on Urban Planning

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the University of Virginia School of Architecture announce the release of their co-edited proceedings volume for the November 2016 Jane Jacobs Symposium, “The Modernity of Work and Place: Jane Jacobs and the Design of the 21st Century City.” This volume of work contains original remarks and peer-reviewed papers as well as reprints of previously released papers by a selection of the conference’s presenters. These authors are prominent scholars and practitioners in the fields of law, planning and economics.

The publication is organized into three sections building on major themes from the symposium — City Complexity, City Structure, and City and New Work. This compendium offers audiences different perspectives, insights and admiration for Jacobs’ influence on urban life. It serves as an introduction to Jacobs for those who would like to explore her original written works including “The Economy of Cities” on the 50th anniversary of its publication year.


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