July 22, 2010

Rockefeller Foundation Honors Three New Yorkers’ Urban Activism

Posted in Philanthropy at 4:23 pm by philanthropynews

Today the Rockefeller Foundation announced the recipients of the 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal – Joshua David and Robert Hammond, Co-Founders of Friends of the High Line and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, longtime and founding President of the Central Park Conservancy and current President of the Foundation for Landscape Studies.

The Medals are awarded each year to recipients whose work creates new ways of seeing and understanding New York City, challenges traditional assumptions and creatively uses the urban environment to make New York City a place of hope and expectation.

Joshua David and Robert Hammond, whose vision and collaboration transformed the once derelict High Line elevated railroad into one of New York City’s most unique parks, will receive the 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal for New Ideas and Activism. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, a pioneer for her work in park management and landscape beautification – and perhaps best known for her 16 years with the Central Park Conservancy, will receive the 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal for Lifetime Leadership. Along with the Medal, Joshua David and Robert Hammond will receive $60,000 each and Elizabeth Barlow Rogers will receive $80,000.

(Read more via PNN.)

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