People That Matter
Jane Jacobs Prize Recipients
The Jane Jacobs Prize is awarded by Spacing magazine and is funded by the Avana Capital Corporation and includes an annual stipend of $3,000 for three years, to be used as the recipients choose. In addition, prize recipients are invited to meet together to discuss their experiences and knowledge of what makes this city work.
The Jane Jacobs Prize was announced in 1997 at the end of a five-day international celebration called Jane Jacobs: Ideas that Matter. Hundreds of the world’s most prominent thinkers and community leaders attended the Toronto event to exchange ideas and celebrate Jacobs’ work. The prize was created to build on the spirit of that gathering. Spacing became the stewards of the award in 2014.