All of us who think and care about urban form owe a huge debt to Jane Jacobs. The following is from the CLF newsletter:
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urban writer and activist who championed new, community-based approaches to planning for over 40 years. Her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, became perhaps the most influential American text about the inner workings and failings of cities, inspiring generations of urban planners and activists.
Jane Jacobs passed away yesterday at the age of 89. To read more about Jane and her numerous contributions
please visit : http://www.pps.org/info/bulletin/jane_jacobs or http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/26/books/26jacobs.html?_r=1&oref=slogin