Jane Jacobs

  1. United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)
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  • Roberta Brandes Gratz is an urban critic and author of "The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs.
  • George was a mensch, like Holly Whyte or Jane Jacobs, seeing cities in intensely human, interactive terms.
  • Many of us have been ringing the homogenization bell for a long time, and bemoaning the accelerating disappearance of the kinds of small, personality-rich shops that Jane Jacobs heroized in her landmark "Death and Life of Great American Cities. Adam Hanft: New York City Continues to Turn Into Cleveland; News from the Center for an Urban Future
  • In the essay, entitled "Jane Jacobs and the Death and Life of American Planning," Thomas J. Campanella, a professor of urban planning and design at the University of North Carolina, describes and discusses the grim descent that planning as a profession has taken in the 50 years since publication of Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Frank Gruber: Planning and Building for the Future, Dead: Round Up the Usual Suspects
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