The Essential Women in Liberty: Jane Jacobs

The Essential Women in Liberty: Jane Jacobs

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About the Webinar

Since the Covid-19 pandemic some have speculated about the future of cities. With learning, working, and entertainment being conducted in virtual spaces we might ask what is the point of having ourselves organized in places called cities?

Jane Jacobs is as good a place as any to answer that question. She was the author of 9 books, ostensibly about cities, but also about economics, diversity, and social theory. This talk presents an overview of Jacob’s contribution to our understanding of cities and the state.

This is a previously recorded webinar. The recording includes a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period by LIVE attendees. If you are interested in attending one of our upcoming webinars, look under the Upcoming Events tab.

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About the Speaker

Lydia Miljan

Lydia Miljan is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Windsor, and a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute. She was Director of the Fraser Institute’s Alberta Policy Research Centre and from 1988 to 2001 was the Chair of the National Media Archive. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Calgary, specializing in political communication. Dr. Miljan teaches in the areas of Canadian public policy, research methodology, and politics and the media. Her main research interests include how journalist’s personal views are reflected in news content and public opinion formation. In addition to peer-reviewed papers, she is the author of three books: Public Policy in Canada, Hidden Agendas: How Journalists Influence the News, and Cross-Media Ownership and Democratic Practice in Canada. Hidden Agendas was short-listed for the Donner Prize for the best book in public policy, 2003/04.

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