4.25.2006

Jane Jacobs, RIP

Jane Jacobs, whose thoughts and writings on the urban landscape and metropolitan diversity still resonate in the works of admirers like Richard Florida, died today. She was 89. Though best known for her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs continued to work and write, penning the cautionary tale Dark Age Ahead in 2004.

Much like Peter Drucker, the management and business guru who passed last year, Jacobs' work deserves to be remembered and studied. Here's hoping that work enjoys the same posthumous re-examination as Drucker's.

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