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.

By P.F.M.   In the News 15.11.16 : Today’s Articles of Interest: The Story of How McDonald’s First Got Its Start, The Prophecies of Jane Jacobs & more

By P.F.M. In the News 15.11.16 : Today’s Articles of Interest: The Story of How McDonald’s First Got Its Start, The Prophecies of Jane Jacobs & more

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

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

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

When city planning supremo Robert Moses proposed a road through Greenwich Village in he met opposition from one particularly feisty local resident: Jane Jacobs. It was the start of a decades-long struggle for swaths of New York

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.

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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