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Emily Walsh
06 January 2017
Emily Walsh
Emily Walsh


2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jane Jacobs, the great writer and urbanist. It’s fair to say that this landmark hasn’t received all the attention that it deserves, what with one or two other events dominating the news, but for anyone involved in planning, designing and building our towns and cities it is an anniversary worth celebrating because her ideas affect us all. Or, at least, they should. 

Jane Jacobs is best known for her 1961 book, The Death and Life...

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