New Urbanists Turned Jacobs' Vision Into 'Superficial Formula'

New Urbanists have damaged Jane Jacobs' legacy writes Nicolai Ouroussoff.
May 1, 2006, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"...what the New Urbanists could not reproduce was the most critical aspect of Ms. Jacobs's vision, the intimate neighborhood that is built â€" brick by brick, family by family â€" over a century.

For those who could not see it, the hollowness of this urban planning strategy was finally exposed in New Orleans, where planners were tarting up historic districts for tourists, even as deeper social problems were being ignored and its infrastructure was crumbling."

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Published on Sunday, April 30, 2006 in The New York Times
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