Jane Jacobs OC OOnt was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her influence on urban studies, sociology, and economics. Her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) argued that urban renewal did not respect the needs of most city-dwellers. In the book she ...
Jany K. Jacob, Esq. lives in West Seattle with her family and is pursuing further studies in Business Administration. She formerly practiced in the areas of business law, real estate law, environmental matters, employment law, immigration law and international law. Jany speaks French, Spanish, Hindi and Malayalam (India) ...
Apr 14, 2017 ... Plan a night at the movies to see Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, a rousing documentary about journalist-activist Jane Jacobs and her fight in the 1960s against Robert Moses, New York's tsar of urban development, which opens April 21. Selected for both the Toronto and New York film festivals last year, ...
Sep 26, 2016 ... I got to talk to Jane Jacobs once, toward the end of her life, an interview that is mentioned, in its properly Lilliputian proportion, in Robert Kanigel's new ... of community against big capital and real-estate development, and free marketeers who see her as the apostle of self-emerging solutions in cities.
She is renowned for championing urban diversity, but her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy.
Apr 28, 2016 ... Author and activist Jane Jacobs at a community meeting in Greenwich Village's Washington Square Park in 1963. ... contractors, bond underwriters, insurance firms, the great retail stores, real estate manipulators – all the forces which enjoy immense behind-the-scenes political influence in New York.”.
May 4, 2016 ... When Jane Jacobs published The Death and Life of Great American Cities in 1961, she was a lone voice with no credentials speaking up against the most powerful ideas .... If you're interested in more, Curbed has a wonderful collection of articles celebrating Jacobs's life and legacy on her 100th birthday.
Feb 3, 2017 ... Jane Jacobs's clear-eyed vision of humanity. ... In 1956, Jane Jacobs was 39 years old, working as a staff writer at Architectural Forum. ..... In a 1981 speech in Germany, she argued that big plans by their nature tend to be boring and lacking in visual diversity because they're “the product of too few minds.