Author Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) played a major role in my intellectual
development. A number of obituaries were published following her death.
I recommend the following ones:
A very detailed Online Memorial
Weblog and her
Wikipedia entry contain several links to articles, interviews and
blog entries about her life and work.
Bernstein, Adam. 2006. "Jane
Jacobs, 89; Writer, Activist Spoke Out Against Urban Renewal."
The Washington Post, April 26.
Gerard, Warren. 2006. "Jane
Jacobs, 89: Urban Crusader." Toronto Star, April 27.
Horwell, Veronica. 2006. "Jane
Jacobs - Urban Philosopher and Activist With An Intimate Interest in How
Things Work." The Guardian, April 28.
Husock, Howard. 2006. "Jane
Jacobs, 1916–2006." City Journal, April 27.
Ikeda, Sandy. 2006. "Jane
Jacobs." The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, September.
Martin, Douglas. 2006. "Jane
Jacobs, Urban Activist, Is Dead at 89." The New York Times,
–. 2006. "Jane
Jacobs, Anatomiser of Cities, Died on April 24th, Aged 89." The
Economist, May 11.
> Two lenghty video interviews of
Jacobs were conducted by World Bank staffers in 2002 and are available
> CBC Archives, "Remembering
Jane Jacobs (7MB) /
Jane Jacobs - uncut interview (13MB) /
Jane Jacobs - uncut interview - audio only (7MB)