21 Jul '11, 12pm

Jane Jacobs on Cars, Communities & Healthy Active Living (Video) - via @Kaid_at_NRDC

Jane Jacobs on Cars, Communities & Healthy Active Living (Video) - via @Kaid_at_NRDC

Amazingly, the video below is the first time I have seen and heard the late Jane Jacobs speak. Everyone in my world knows her work and her wisdom, of course: she was voted #1 in Planetizen 's 2009 poll of urban thinkers . Her 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities was immensely influential to the field of urban planning. From that book's Wikipedia entry : "Jacobs argued that modernist urban planning rejects the city, because it rejects human beings living in a community characterized by layered complexity and seeming chaos. The modernist planners used deductive reasoning to find principles by which to plan cities. Among these policies the most violent was urban renewal; the most prevalent was and is the separation of uses (i.e. residential, industrial, commercial). These policies, she claimed, destroy communities and innovative economies by creating isolated...

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Video: BMW kicks off production of the Active E

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