She was a great lady. Go read some of her books if you haven’t already, especially _The Death and Life of Great American Cities_. The New York Times has one of the more definitive obituaries. Farewell, Ms. Jacobs. You and Beijing’s Hutong. As you wrote: “There is a quality even meaner than outright ugliness or disorder, and this meaner quality is the dishonest mask of pretended order, achieved by ignoring or suppressing the real order that is struggling to exist and to be served.”
Jane Jacobs dead at 89
Posted on April 25, 2006.