Apr 25, 2006

In Memoriam.

R.I.P. Jane Jacobs. I'm saddened by this news. She was a wonderful writer and activist, and though I don't know precisely what the New York she loved and fought for looked and felt like, I know that I have her to thank for neighborhood planning that actually takes community perspectives, street life, and public space into account.

More to come when I find time.

2 comments:

someone else said...

OMG Jane Jacobs Died?!?@!?@?@! maybe this is why i was so bummed!!!

Rage said...

Yeah. It just sucks. I wanted to see her speak at least once. I guess I'll dig for NYC/Robert Moses footage now.