Slate's Fred Kaplan points out that the Times Square bomber was thwarted because of Jacob's famous "eyes on the street."
May 10, 2010 Slate
While this article focuses on 'Heavy', the homeless hold-out, it really is a success story of how a popular, urban destination can tackle what many considerable an insurmountable urban problem - homelessness.
Mar 31, 2010 The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Pedestrianized area's in Manhattan's Herald Square and Times Square will remain permanently closed to auto traffic.
Feb 11, 2010 Crain's New York Business
Allison Arieff argues that cities should look to reversible parks modeled on the Pavement to Parks program to prevent blight, combat the practice of land banking, and model sustainable practices.
Sep 28, 2009 NYTimes: By Design Blog
Less than a week after Times Square became an outdoor lounge, it is already hard to find a seat there.
Jun 9, 2009 The New York Times
Construction crews moved in to Times Square Sunday night to start work on another ambitious leg of New York's pedestrianization project.
May 26, 2009 The Huffington Post
As New York City prepares to pedestrianize Times Square, <em>New York Magazine</em> profiles Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who they call "equal parts Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses."
May 22, 2009 New York Magazine
In response to an essay on restricting outdoor advertising in L.A., designer and lawyer Lawrence Barth argues that putting these decisions into the hands of groups -- whether city- or activist-led -- can lead to unintended consequences.
Feb 7, 2009 Design Observer
Relative to those in Chicago's Grant Park or New York's Time Square, post-election celebration turnouts in San Francisco public spaces were sparse. But it's not because of urban design--it's the city's character.
Nov 13, 2008 The San Francisco Chronicle