Jane Jacobs: Unlabeled Anti-Planner

A critique of Jane Jacobs' insights on the economic nature of communities and on central planning.
June 23, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Jacobs's descriptions of successful cities that have spontaneously formed walkable downtowns, mixed primary uses, short blocks, and buildings of a variety of styles and vintages have been interpreted by some as prescriptions for new, more enlightened forms of interventionist urban planning. Those in what are known as The New Urbanism and Smart Growth movements are especially guilty of this.Jacobs herself has criticized the New Urbanists..."

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Published on Friday, June 20, 2003 in Ludwig Von Mises Institute
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