“Cities have the capability”, Jane Jacobs said, “of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
Jane Jacobs believed in cities, big beautiful cities thriving with the ordered chaos of people working and living in the urban landscape. Not living long miles out of town in suburbia with time-consuming and costly commutes. Not slicing through the beating heart of neighbourhoods with hideous cement and asphalt highways. Jacobs believed in homes and apartments, lush parks, shops and workplaces, all central and green. She believed in community.