Ideas That Matter aims to stimulate public discourse and public debate around issues relevant to cities and the values of diversity, community and public good. Founded in 1997, our work is inspired by the wide-ranging ideas and principles of Jane Jacobs, the American-Canadian author and activist best known for her influence on urban studies and her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities.


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Building a Sustainable Civic Commons The Municipal Art Society of New York (MASNYC) June 11, 2015

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Is Your City Healthy? Measuring Urban Fiscal Health

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Explore issues relevant to cities and the values of diversity, community and the public good.
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Inspired by the wide-ranging ideas and principles of Jane Jacobs, the American-Canadian author and urban activist, we celebrate leaders who share our vision of strong and thriving cities.

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