Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.

Everything You Need to Know About Jane Jacobs in Illustrated Form

Everything You Need to Know About Jane Jacobs in Illustrated Form

In honor of Jane Jacobs's birthday, artist James Gulliver Hancock created this illustration of Jacobs's principles, commissioned by Curbed, the Municipal Art Society, and Project for Public Spaces.

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever. She had no formal training, but she upended wisdom from experts in the field.

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever

Jane Jacobs believed cities should be fun — and changed urban planning forever. She had no formal training, but she upended wisdom from experts in the field.

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Gallery of The Jane Jacobs Documentary to Premiere Fall 2016 - 1

Gallery of The Jane Jacobs Documentary to Premiere Fall 2016 - 1

When city planning supremo Robert Moses proposed a road through Greenwich Village in he met opposition from one particularly feisty local resident: Jane Jacobs. It was the start of a decades-long struggle for swaths of New York

Well, maybe. She’s known for championing urban diversity. But her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy in America.

Did Jane Jacobs Predict the End of the U.S.?

Well, maybe. She’s known for championing urban diversity. But her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy in America.

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. Jane Jacobs

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. Jane Jacobs

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