Why is Jane Jacobs important?
Hereof, what did Jane Jacobs do?
Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced ground-breaking ideas about how cities function, evolve and fail.
Also, why did Jane Jacobs leave New York? She was arrested and jailed for a night on charges including inciting a riot and criminal mischief, and could have faced years in prison if convicted. Jacobs eventually determined to leave New York.
Also question is, when did Jane Jacobs die?
April 25, 2006
When did Jane Jacobs start writing?
American-born Canadian writer Jane Jacobs (1916–2006) revolutionized the field of urban planning with her pathbreaking 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities . In the book Jacobs launched a broadside against the concepts of urban renewal that were fashionable at the time.