Thursday, April 27, 2006

More on Jane Jacobs . . . .

As I sift throuth the various obituaries and tributes to Jane Jacobs, I notice that partisans from all parts of the political spectrum embraced many of her views on "the city."

For example, William F. Buckley included a chapter of The Death and Life of Great American Cities in his anthology of American Conservative Thought, although Jacobs was not even remotely conservative. Rod Dreher, in his book Crunchy Cons, writes about the fusion of conservative values and Jacobs-inspired high and mixed-density neighborhoods and lifestyles.

See the following articles here and here at National Review Online, a conservative opinion site.

Obituary at Slate. Still browsing for some illuminating liberal commentary.

UPDATE: Steve Litt on Jacobs.

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