Don't Worship Jane Jacobs: Think Like Her

Bill Barnes of the National League of Cities argues that we don't need acolytes of Jane Jacobs; we need people who will think as hard and as well as she did about "the kind of problem a city is."

Barnes writes, "American cities have changed dramatically since 1961. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the publication of 'Death and Life,' it's surely time now to celebrate her accomplishments and also to think freshly about her ideas, about what we assume is actually going on in cities, and about what we believe is correct and desirable about cities."

Thanks to Bill Barnes

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