The End Of The City?

In her latest book, Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs' gloomy forecast for North American cities confronts readers with hard realities.
May 19, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Dark Age Coming contains a number of arresting factual parables...and Jacobs is very good at telling them: no wasted words, no obscure jargon, and a refreshing scorn for the experts who figure in many of them...First among her detested experts are North American traffic engineers...in this book, in addition to the risk of science yielding to superstition, she looks at the decay of the family, the replacement of a general education with the shibboleth of the credential, the dangers of self-policing professions insulated from citizen scrutiny, and the injustice and dysfunction that follow when big cities...in this book, in addition to the risk of science yielding to superstition, she looks at the decay of the family, the replacement of a general education with the shibboleth of the credential, the dangers of self-policing professions insulated from citizen scrutiny, and the injustice and dysfunction that follow when big cities..."

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Globe and Mail
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