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Jane Jacobs: New Urbanist Who Transformed City Planning
Jane Jacobs, writer and activist, took on the conventional approaches to city planning and fought for community and people oriented construction.

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Jane Jacobs and her biginnings

Jane Jacobs and her biginnings

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...

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Engaging in urban planning

  • The writer and journalist Jane Jacobs is mainly known for her writings on urban planning.
  • Through magazines such as Architectural Forum or Fortune, she explained her perception on ...

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Jane Jacobs' activism

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...

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'The death and life of great American cities'

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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