The Rockfeller Foundation celebrated her contributions to urban design by establishing the Jane Jacobs Medal in 2006.
The award celebrates those who uphold the "Jacobsean principles", which encompass the following values and ideas:
- Make New York City a place of hope and expectation that attracts new people and new ideas
- Challenge traditional assumptions and conventional thinking
- Promote dynamism, density and diversity
- Generate new principles for the way we think about development and preservation in New York City
- Take a common sense approach to complex problems
- Provide leadership in solving common problems
- Respect neighborhood knowledge
- Generate creative use of the urban environment
I'd like to think in its own way PARK(ing) is a bit Jacobsean.