An exploration of urbanist Jane Jacobs and her criticism of orthodox city planning based on her book, The Death and Life of American Cities”.
The Living City is an invaluable resource for those wishing to know more about the power that small projects have in improving a city.
In my quest to understand the life, work and impact of Jane Jacobs, I have read almost every book, by or about Jane. One book that I had put off reading was Genius of Common Sense: Jane Jacobs and the Story of The Death and Life of Great American Cities…
The Pretender’s 1982 classic, “My City Was Gone” is about the closest thing to an urbanist anthem we have.
Here’s the first edition of my urban news and views in 2011.
I hope that you are able to incorporate these placemaking principles into your work, community advocacy and thinking in the year ahead.
I guarantee that there are no turkey’s in this weeks lineup of articles on urbanism and city planning.
The Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award recognizes an outstanding book that exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication.