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Jane Jacobs 1916-2006

"A free thinker, who loathed the modern tendency to credentialism, she took on the rigid thinking of post-war urban thinkers in her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. She believed implicitly that there was no such thing as a straight line in the way people thought, or in the way people lived. Even the smallest organism is affected by many different stimuli, so it is impossible to predict behaviour with any accuracy."
[Globe & Mail, April 25, 2006]
· Jane Jacobs Speaks [Curbed]
· Jane Jacobs 1916-2006 [Curbed]
· Jane Jacobs, Urban Activist [NY Times]