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.

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. Jane Jacobs

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. 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

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

Jane Jacobs - A true original who inspired a generation with her writings and activism in support of community-based planning.

Jane Jacobs - A true original who inspired a generation with her writings and activism in support of community-based planning.

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

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

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever. She had no formal training, but she upended wisdom from experts in the field.

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever. She had no formal training, but she upended wisdom from experts in the field.

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