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  • At the time we were all struggling with Miesian planning and the urban-renewal syndrome, and it’s interesting how the responses to Jane Jacobs differed.

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  • Large universities, as Jane Jacobs observed, are self-sufficient, single-function entities that disrupt the small-scale heterogeneity of a city.

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  • Jane Jacobs in 1962, the year after she published The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

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  • Tourism was largely ignored by the first generation of urban-renewal planners—even Jane Jacobs had nothing to say about it—but it proved to be a powerful economic force for urban change.

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