Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Jane Jacobs is dead (Chris Bertram)

Jane Jacobs is dead
Posted by Chris Bertram (Crooked Timber)

Sad news. Jane Jacobs, thinker about cities, eclectic economist and brilliant nonconformist, about whom I’ve blogged a couple of times , died this morning in Toronto. Globe and Mail and Toronto Star among others have reports.
Update: I’ll add links to other coverage and obituaries sporadically. Douglas Martin in the New York Times . Jeff Pruzan in the Financial Times .
posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2006 at 2:45 pm

[All the items linked to here are well worth reading, including Chris Bertram's earlier posts, as well as this Wikipedia entry and this brief piece by Witold Rybczynski. A few snippets of my own thoughts about Jane Jacobs her ideas are accessible here. For some sense of her influence and contributions, surveying the pieces in Phil Kasinitz's very useful edited collection, Metropolis: Center and Symbol of our Times, is not a bad place to start. --Jeff Weintraub]