Legendary Urbanist Jane Jacobs Dies

The revered writer, activist, and intellectual urban pundit, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, has died at the age of 89.

April 25, 2006, 11:00 AM PDT

By David Gest


"Jane Jacobs was a writer, intellectual, analyst, ethicist and moral thinker, activist, self-made economist, and a fearless critic of inflexible authority.

Mrs. Jacobs died this morning in Toronto. She was 89.

An American who chose to be Canadian, Mrs. Jacobs was a leader in the fights to preserve neighbourhoods and kill expressways, first in New York City, and then in Toronto."

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 in The Toronto Star

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