Jane Jacobs

Most sentimental ideas imply, at bottom, a deep if unacknowledged disrespect.
—Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jane Jacobs died today aged 89 in Toronto. Her book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities is one of those that has influenced me the most. Her writing was filled with wisdom; the passage above is only the best I can find that I have written down.

2006-04-25

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