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The Urbanophile. Tactical Urbanism. Citiscope. Intelligent Cities. Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs OC OOnt (born Jane Butzner May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her influence on urban studies.

Jane Jacobs

Her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) argued that urban renewal did not respect the needs of most city-dwellers. The book also introduced sociology concepts such as "eyes on the street" and "social capital". Jacobs was well-known for organizing grassroots efforts to protect existing neighborhoods from "slum clearance" – and particularly for her opposition to Robert Moses in his plans to overhaul her neighborhood, Greenwich Village. The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

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Urban Planning, Design and Development Network. BLDGBLOG. Le journal du très grand Paris. Paris est sa banlieue. Urban Omnibus. Project for Public Spaces. Streetsblog New York City.

Edible Geography. Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’ I was asked to write an article around ‘bottom-up planning’ by Architectural Review Australia a while ago.

Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’

It was published in the last issue, and I’m re-posting here. ‘Bottom-up’ is hardly the most elegant phrase, but I suspect you know what I mean. L'oubli du beurre comme stratégie urbaine. INFRASTRUCTURIST. Blueprint America. TRANSIT-CITY / URBAN & MOBILE THINK TANK. Géographie de la ville en guerre - BLOG.