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New Book Looks At The Life Of NYC's Patron Saint, Jane Jacobs

Depending on whom you ask, Jane Jacobs is either a patron saint of the city or a relic of a time before the city’s housing crunch. She’s known for her battles with Robert Moses and "urban renewal" and for The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which defended big, messy, complicated cities from the urban-planning-by-bulldozer school of thought and is now required reading in every urban studies class.
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