Comments on: Tribute to Jane Jacobs http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/ Blog, news, books Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: jane jacobs fan http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/#comment-16959 Tue, 28 Oct 2008 22:55:25 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/05/tribute_to_jane_jacobs.html#comment-16959 Great tribute!! Jane Jacobs is getting more and more attention in the press as auto use declines, for example:

http://www.designnewhaven.com/2008/10/jane-jacobs-comes-to-new-haven.html

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By: Mary Anne Davis http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/#comment-16958 Fri, 12 May 2006 21:52:54 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/05/tribute_to_jane_jacobs.html#comment-16958 I posted Susan Witt’s very personal obit of Jacobs here http://davistudio.blogspot.com/2006/04/jane-jacobs-dies-at-90.html
Susan is the executive director of the Schumacher Society in Massachusttes, a long time friend and colleague of Jacobs. Jacobs’s death brings her that much more into focus at a time when visionaries are more needed than ever. And yes, networks is what it is all about… Thank you for posting about her here at LL’s blog-

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By: Paul M http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/#comment-16957 Tue, 09 May 2006 01:12:13 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/05/tribute_to_jane_jacobs.html#comment-16957 I can understand the thoughtful comparison between information architectures and urban evolution, but as long as humans can see the color of others skin and hate, then the nice boutique thing doesn’t really do it for me. my college course staught me people immigrate to the cities, get abused by other ethnic groups, eventually move away from the city and then abuse the newcomers. Unless you are black, and then you never even get to move out. Factories are mostly unsafe hellholes, artists lofts are more like homeless people who like to draw lofts, and boutiques are located in the suburbs, where people who can afford suv’s travel to. Us humans should be ashamed we can even create an information architecture when there are so many social ills around. Its really not going to matter in about 7 months when the nukes start flying anyways. Now theres some great technology.

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By: adamsj http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/#comment-16956 Mon, 08 May 2006 22:37:39 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/05/tribute_to_jane_jacobs.html#comment-16956 That’s two necessarilies too far for me. We now have a planned economy–it’s just planned on the basis of what people think they can sell, rather than on what they think people ought to have. It works very well, too, at least for the planners and in the short term.

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By: rodander http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/#comment-16955 Mon, 08 May 2006 14:58:05 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/05/tribute_to_jane_jacobs.html#comment-16955 To Graydon’s post, I’d add The Road to Serfdom by Hayek. The “planning” of an economy necessarily involves value judgments, which necessarily results in dictatorship.

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By: Graydon http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/#comment-16954 Sat, 06 May 2006 23:33:43 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/05/tribute_to_jane_jacobs.html#comment-16954 Stafford Beer, particularly Platform for Change and Decision and Control, is an interesting complement to Jane Jacobs; he’s coming from a different place (operations research) with different concerns (how do you make a good decision? what is a good decision?) and gets to very similar places about what social institutions people need to have good lives. (Ones that evolve and change and respond to actual needs.)

Cities and the Wealth of Nations and Platform for Change make a really splendid reading pair, should one happen to feel like a round of unpredictable brain expansion.

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By: Atul Chitnis http://www.lessig.org/2006/05/tribute-to-jane-jacobs/#comment-16953 Sat, 06 May 2006 06:38:58 +0000 http://lessig.org/blog/2006/05/tribute_to_jane_jacobs.html#comment-16953 uh, it’s “danah boyd” (all lower case), not “Dana Boyd”. The lower case is important. :)

See http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2006/04/15/on_being_notabl.html

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