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.
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).