Lunch with Jane Jacobs

by Chris Bertram on July 24, 2004

The Financial Times has a profile of Jane Jacobs , author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities (which I think of as a very great book indeed). Jacobs’s other works haven’t achieved as much and some of them have been pretty crazy, but she’s still at it, now aged 88. Worth a look.

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Cryptic Ned 07.25.04 at 5:09 am

What do you think of her book “Dark Age Ahead”? I was thinking of actually buying it becuase I’ve convinced several people that we’re entering the Fall of the Roman Empire period (hiring people from poorer countries to fight wars, resented by every other country, static political system which everyone who has power is too afraid to propose any changes to).

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Shawn 07.28.04 at 5:16 am

I’ve started The Death and Life of American Cities. It’s been enlightening so far. But I would also like to read her thoughts on Quebecois separatism. Sadly, my college library doesn’t carry it.

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