How the legacy of Jane Jacobs shaped modern day gentrification
Contemporary architects, civic planners and city dwellers, will all agree that the legacy of journalist Jane Jacobs is undeniable. Her seminal 1961 text The Death and Life of Great American Cities radically changed the way we think about urban planning and city living.
Fifty-five years later, her thoughts continue to be cited by city planners, mayors, and real estate developers. But in our current climate, where gentrification is pushing so many people out of their homes, could Jane Jacobs' ideas be to blame?