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Jane Jacobs protests against the proposed demolition of New York's Penn Station in Photograph: Walter Daran/Getty Images

The woman who fought City Hall and helped bring down the most powerful man in New York (changing the direction of urban planning in America in the process)   - Jane Jacobs

The woman who fought City Hall and helped bring down the most powerful man in New York (changing the direction of urban planning in America in the process) - Jane Jacobs

Did Jane Jacobs Predict the Rise of Trump? or Jacobs, cities and neighborhoods are much more than walkable, mixed-use places, and much more than engines of innovation and economic growth. They are also bulwarks against the forces of darkness—the fonts of social progress, of human civilization, and of democracy itself.

Why the Jane Jacobs vs. Robert Moses Battle Still Matters A Q&A with Matt Tyrnauer, director of Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.

Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses star in Citizen Jane: Battle for the City documentary coming to U.S. theaters in April

World Architecture Community News - New documentary ’Citizen Jane: Battle for the City’ explores the life of urban activist Jane Jacobs

Passage of the 1949 Housing Act, with its infamous Title I proviso, made urban renewal a legitimate target for federal funding. Flush with cash, city redevelopment agencies commissioned urban planners to prepare slum-clearance master plans. Vibrant ethnic neighborhoods — including the one my mother grew up in near the Brooklyn Navy Yard — were blotted out by Voisinian superblocks or punched through with expressways meant to make downtown accessible to suburbanites. Postwar urban planners…

Reconsidering Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of American Planning: Places: Design Observer

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My dream is to be involved in planning and city management, to make New Zealand a more liveable and sustainable place to be.

On New York's Skyscraper Boom and the Failure of Trickle-Down Urbanism

A Skyline to Buy For: A Guide to New York's Supertall Skyscrapers Circa 2018

Allan Jacobs’ seminal treatise Great Streets (1993) takes figure-ground analysis to a new level, showing 50 one-mile-square maps of cities around the world, all drawn to the same scale. Four examples are seen at right.

Allan Jacobs’ seminal treatise Great Streets takes figure-ground analysis to a new level, showing 50 one-mile-square maps of cities around the world, all drawn to the same scale. from Grand Reductions: 10 Diagrams That Changed City Planning at SPUR

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