Thursday, May 5

Celebrating Jane Jacobs

"The writer, activist, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs was born 100 years ago today. Best known for her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs pulled together her experiences as an architecture journalist, New York City resident, and long-time observer of urban life (she grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, watching the city’s slow economic decline) to form her ideas about how cities and neighborhoods work best. In the book, which she called 'an attack' on established ideas of city planning, Jacobs argued strongly for urban density and diversity. ..."
#jj100 (Video)
W - Jane Jacobs
Jane Jacobs Walk
TIME - Defending Vibrant City Life: Jane Jacobs at 100 (Video)
Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever (Video)
W - The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs
A MARVELOUS ORDER an opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs (Video)
YouTube: Celebrating the City: Jane Jacobs at 100, Jane Jacobs vs Robert Moses: Urban Fight of the Century, Jane Jacobs - The Little Woman That Could, Jane Jacobs: Neighborhoods in Action