A Conversation With Jane Jacobs

Urbanist Jane Jacobs talks to the New Yorker about New York, Ground Zero, and "Dark Age Ahead," her new book.
May 12, 2004, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The preservation of some of New York’s communities, so threatened in Jacobs’s day, pleases her, but their gentrification worries her...acobs has closely followed the Ground Zero plans and debates, and she thinks that the right thing to do is not to do anything right away...Her new book, despite its title, 'is not gloomy,' she said. 'But it is a wake-up call.' She believes that the fight for the soul of America is still on, and that it will be a battle, essentially, between cars and songs."

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Published on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 in The New Yorker
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