Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary
Today, we take for granted the wisdom of renovating old factory buildings into malls or condos, of making once decaying waterfronts into vibrant public spaces, of protecting historic buildings under landmark laws, and of building public housing on a human scale rather than as high-rises. In contemporary cities, it is now common for community groups to plant gardens in empty lots and to buy abandoned apartment buildings from the city for a dollar and fix them up.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
I want to be just like Jane Jacobs when I grow up! What an interesting woman she was. She saw no reason why she shouldn't write about subjects for which she had no formal training (like urban planning ... Read full review
Jane Jacobs: urban visionaryUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Perhaps best known for her activism in preserving Manhattan's Greenwich Village, Jane Jacobs here gets a laudatory biography that focuses largely on her work in New York and, later, in Toronto. Using ... Read full review