Thursday Post – Here’s to Jane

Saturday marks the birthday of the late great Jane Jacobs who wrote the iconic
The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

I contend that unless city planners truly “get’ Jane Jacobs, and embrace her vision, we will continue to see wider roads with more traffic, fewer people on the sidewalk and more crime and alienation.

Here’s a very short video which captures the essence of Jane’s ┬áradical ( in 1962) vision

ReMembering Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs out in the street

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