Wednesday, April 26, 2006

jane jacobs died today (1916-2006)

This morning I visited the website of Metropolis Magazine to read their article in this month's issue about Youngstown, and their thoughts on the 2010 program and sustainable community design.

But what caught my eye at the top of the page was the announcement of the death of Jane Jacobs, who many in the city planning field regard at the greatest commentator in history about the subject of city living. Some call her a prophet.

An interesting interview can be found here. Her New York Times obituary can be found here.

"Designing a dream city is easy," she one said. "Rebuilding a living one takes imagination."

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