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Jane Jacobs: Parting Words
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 2:00pm
Urban Studies Center Room 270

The Premier Showing of
Jane Jacobs: Parting Words (2007)

Hosted by director Kevin Balmer and writer Chet Orloff
with a discussion following the film

Parting Words captures urban thinker, writer, and
activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) in her final public
appearance in Portland, Oregon . On tour to promote
her book, DARK AGE AHEAD (2004), Jacobs discusses the
imperative for culturally diverse and innovative
cities, among numerous other issues. Exploring
passages from her seminal work, THE DEATH AND LIFE OF
GREAT AMERICAN CITIES (1961) and looking at Jacobs
through the eyes of leading Oregon planners, the film
highlights Jacobs clear-eyed perspectives on the
problems and opportunities facing American cities.
Parting Words demonstrates Jane Jacobs long and
abiding influence on urban design and planning.

Produced and Directed by Kevin Balmer, PSU Master of
Urban and Regional Planning Graduate (2006); Diggable

Written and Narrated by Chet Orloff , Director,
Pamplin Institute & Collection; PSU Adj. Prof. Urban
Studies and Planning; President, Oregon History
Works/Museum of the City; Director Emeritus, Oregon
Historical Society.

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