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Jane Jacobs
Writing on the Web

In 1961, Jane Jacobs wrote what is probably the most important book ever written on city planning, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which demolished modernist city planning and set off the revival of old-fashioned neighborhoods that later inspired the New Urbanists.

Jacobs has the following works on the web:

  • Why TVA Failed: an article where Jane Jacobs argues that the Tennessee Valley Authority failed to relieve poverty, because its region lacked an economically diverse city.
  • It's Everyone: a panel discussion by people who have contributed to the auto-free movement in Toronto: Jane Jacobs, Olivia Chow, Joan Doiron, Marilou McPhedran, Lisa Salsberg and Sue Zielinski. size 17K.

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