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Essays on Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs (1916 2006) gained international recognition with her groundbreaking book The Death and Life of Great American Cities and became a prominent political activist. But despite early worldwide attention, she remains unknown to many. Jacobs written work has unusual breadth to it, with eight books ranging from economics and ecology to politics and social philosophy, taking on the whole mystery of society.  In this anthology, 13 writers consider unique aspects of Jacobs, reassessing her work in the context of our contemporary reality.

  • ISBN: 9789198523690
  • Published: 2020-01-17
  • Graphic design: Patric LeoPetra Ahston Inkapööl
  • Translator: Julie Martin
  • Illustrated. 160x227x30 mm. 297 pages.


Jesper Meijling is a researcher, writer and architect.

Tigran Haas is an associate professor focusing on urban planning and design, and sustainable city development at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, at KTH.


Blake J. Harris is the bestselling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, later adapted for television.

Catharina Thörn is a sociologist and lecturer in cultural studies at the University of Gothenburg.

Eva Minoura is doctor of technology in town planning, a consultant for town planning projects in the early stages, and she leads the unit of professional skills at the Swedish architects’ association (SA).

Jill L. Grant is a professor emeritus in planning at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.

Michael W. Mehaffy is a guest researcher at the Centre for the Future of Places (CFP) of KTH.

Per Svensson is a political editor for the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter and a writer.

Peter Elmlund has a Bachelor of Science in economics and specialises in urban development.

Saskia Sassen is Professor of Sociology at Columbia University, New York.

Vania Ceccato is a professor at the Department of Urban Planning and Environment, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

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