Monday, September 3, 2007

Jane Jacobs (1916-)

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There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.


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Jane Butzner Jacobs (born 1916) is a writer, activist, and city aficionado. She was born in the coal mining town of Scranton, PA and now lives in Toronto Ontario. In 1944 she was married to Robert Hyde Jacobs. She has two sons, James Kedzie, born 1948 and Edward Decker, born 1950. She has published books and articles on moral reasoning, like Systems of Survival: a Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics, 1992, and on the principles of economic life, like Cities and the Wealth of Nations, 1984. Other publications: The Death and Life of Great American Cities, The Question of Separatism, Quebec and the Struggle over Sovereignty. [This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and uses material adapted in whole or in part from the Wikipedia article on Jane Jacobs.]

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