Comment 2318

By jason (registered) | Posted November 24, 2006 at 12:02:03

everyone. I mean EVERYONE needs to get and read the Jane Jacobs book - The Death and Life of Great American Cities. I picked up my first copy recently and am only through chapter one. It is astounding. Written in 1962 she could have been standing at Main and Caroline when she discusses sidewalks and streets that work and don't work. Anyone with interest in this topic, and especially anyone who fancies themselves an urban planner etc....should read her work. She even gives scientific data and hard numbers to back up her points about traffic dispersal and crime rates in areas with people on the streets vs. areas without people on the streets. I look forward to reading the rest of this book, and encourage everyone else to as well.

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