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Who was Jane Jacobs?

Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) was an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal training as a planner, and yet her 1961 treatise, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, introduced…

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What Would a City That is Safe for Women Look Like?

From Delhi to Barcelona, from Cairo to Kigali, the traditional male-oriented urban planning and design perspective is being expanded. Writing for The Guardian, Amy Fleming takes a look at the efforts of cities around the world to improve the safety of…

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Why placemaking is now place marketing

The term “placemaking” is seemingly everywhere, bandied about by planners and developers as a kind of cure-all for most any development objective. But when properly understood—and implemented—it transcends city planning and marketing silos and spotlights a city like few initiatives…

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