Jane Jacobs, 1916-2006

Jane Jacobs, the author of the legendary and immensely influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (among numerous other titles) died today in Toronto at the age of 89.

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To learn more about Jacobs, check out Michael Blowhard's recent brief history and an interview with James Howard Kunstler from 2001.


  1. I picked up this book of hers at a B&N once and read a few pages. It is good stuff.

  2. not sure if you saw this, but you can leave a message or memory for her family here: http://www.janejacobs.tyo.ca/

    there's also book of condolence available to sign in person in toronto.


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