All posts tagged “jane jacobs

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The value of cheap housing

Houston Sunrise by Cliff Baise on 500px Urbanists generally don’t like to talk about cities like Houston. It sprawls. It’s car oriented. It’s over air-conditioned. In other words, it’s the antithesis of the dense and walkable cities that urbanists today like to tout as being… Read More

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New ideas need old buildings

In reading a recent Financial Times article called, Are creative people the key to city regeneration?, I was reminded of a famous line from the late urbanist Jane Jacobs: “New ideas need old buildings.” What she meant by that is the following: Cities need old buildings… Read More