In Praise of the Suboptimal City

JANE JACOBS & URBAN DIVERSITY

The Death and Life of Great American Cities, written by Jane Jacobs in 1961, is still the bible of urban planning, probably to a fault (here’s a great essay about that). In one of the book’s most influential sections, Jacobs affirms the importance of urban diversity in all its varieties, positing an inverse relationship betw…

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