What Jane Jacobs Got Wrong About Cities


“… though widely celebrated for her insights and unabashed embrace of dense urbanism, Jacobs may ultimately prove more influential than relevant. Her writing was often incisive and inspiring, particularly when she opposed planning and overdevelopment and embraced the role of middle-class families in cities. But the urban revival that has actually taken place is at variance with her own romantic version of cities and how they work. “

Interesting assessment on the great Jane Jacobs and how her theories on cities for families and a growing middle class have been turned on their head, with families and the middle class leaving for the suburbs while the wealthy occupy cities.