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Born in a Jewish family in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Jane Jacobs is considered a founder of the New Urbanist movement.
What made her vision particular was the fact that s...
The writer Jane Jacobs has always taken a high interest in urban planning, emphasizing the necessity to take into account community's needs.
She was particularly involved in redevel...
Jane Jacobs was a writer and activist who published seven books throughout her lifetime and many more articles on urban planning in different magazines. In her most famous book, she presents new pr...
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