Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.

Everything You Need to Know About Jane Jacobs in Illustrated Form

Everything You Need to Know About Jane Jacobs in Illustrated Form

In honor of Jane Jacobs's birthday, artist James Gulliver Hancock created this illustration of Jacobs's principles, commissioned by Curbed, the Municipal Art Society, and Project for Public Spaces.

The woman who fought City Hall and helped bring down the most powerful man in New York (changing the direction of urban planning in America in the process)   - Jane Jacobs

The woman who fought City Hall and helped bring down the most powerful man in New York (changing the direction of urban planning in America in the process) - Jane Jacobs

Gallery of The Jane Jacobs Documentary to Premiere Fall 2016 - 1

Gallery of The Jane Jacobs Documentary to Premiere Fall 2016 - 1

Well, maybe. She’s known for championing urban diversity. But her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy in America.

Did Jane Jacobs Predict the End of the U.S.?

Well, maybe. She’s known for championing urban diversity. But her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy in America.

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