Robert Kanigel, Nathan Storring, and Samuel Zipp discuss Jane Jacobs’ legacy and how she changed our perception of the neighborhood and the city with David Miller. NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole hosts.
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Robert Kanigel is the author of six previous books. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and the Grady-Stack Award for science writing. His book The Man Who Knew Infinity was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Harvard Magazine, and Psychology Today. He lives in Baltimore. Eyes On The Street is the biography of Jane Jacobs, the woman who changed how we experience neighborhoods in North America cities.
David Miller is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund – Canada, Canada’s foremost conservation organization. David Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 – 2010. Mr. Miller has held a variety of public and private positions and university affiliations. He is currently an adjunct Professor at York University and a member of the Board of Directors for Centennial College. David Miller is a Harvard trained economist and professionally a lawyer. He and his wife, lawyer Jill Arthur, are the parents of two children.
Nathan Storring is a curator, writer, and designer who specializes in making contemporary architecture and city planning accessible to the general public. He currently works at Project for Public Spaces, an urban advocacy organization founded to put the ideas of progressive urbanists like Jane Jacobs into practice. He coedited Vital Little Plans with Samuel Zipp, the new book of influential urbanist Jane Jacobs, released in Jacobs' centenary year, and showing her evolution as a writer and thinker. He lives in Providence, RI and New York, NY.
Samuel Zipp is a writer and historian. He is the author of the award-winning Manhattan Projects: The Rise and Fall of Urban Renewal in Cold War New York, which tells the larger history of the battles around urban renewal that propelled Jane Jacobs to national fame, and has written on urbanism and culture for the New York Times, the Washington Post and The Nation. He coedited Vital Little Plans with Nathan Storring, the new book of influential urbanist Jane Jacobs, released in Jacobs' centenary year. He is currently a professor at Brown University and lives in Providence.