Wordle cloudWhat We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs

Foreword: Michael Sorkin, Jane's Spectacles


Introduction: Stephen Goldsmith and Lynne Elizabeth, Eyes Wide Open

Section 1: Vitality of the Neighborhood

1.1 Deanne Taylor, Between Utopias
1.2 Ray Suarez, Jane Jacobs and the "Battle for the Street"
1.3 Sanford Ikeda, The Mirage of the Efficient City
1.4 Nabeel Hamdi, The Intelligence of Informality
1.5 Nan Ellin, The Tao of Urbanism: Integrating Observation with Action

Section 2: The Virtues of Seeing
2.1 Arlene Goldbard, Nine Ways of Looking at Ourselves (Looking at Cities)
2.2 Mindy Thompson Fullilove, The Logic of Small Pieces: A Story in Three Ballets
2.3 Alexie M. Torres-Fleming, Of Things Seen and Unseen
2.4 Rob Cowan, The Fine Arts of Seeing: Professions, Places, Arts, and Urban Design

Section 3: Cities, Villages, Streets
3.1 Daniel Kemmis, Cities and the Wealth of Places
3.2 Elizabeth Macdonald and Allan Jacobs, Queen Street
3.3 Kenneth Greenberg, The Interconnectedness of Things
3.4 David Crombie, Jane Jacobs: The Toronto Experience
3.5 Matias Sendoa Echanove & Rahul Srivastava, The Village Inside

Section 4: The Organized Complexity Of Planning
4.1 James Stockard, The Obligation to Listen, Learn and Teach – Patiently
4.2 Robert Sirman, Built Form and the Metaphor of Storytelling
4.3 Chester Hartman, Steps Toward a Just Metropolis
4.4 Peter Zlonicky, Illuminating Germany: Observations on Urban Planning Policies in the Light of Jane Jacobs
4.5 Jaime Lerner, Reviving Cities

Section 5: Design for Nature, Design for People
5.1 Janine Benyus, Recognizing What Works: A Conscious Emulation of Life's Genius
5.2 Hillary Brown, "Co-development" as a Principle for Next Generation Infrastructure
5.3 Richard Register, Jane Jacobs Basics
5.4 Roberta Brandes Gratz, Jane Jacobs: Environmental Preservationist
5.5 Jan Gehl, For You Jane
5.6 Janette Sadik-Khan, Think of a City and What Comes to Mind? Its Streets
5.7 Clare Cooper Marcus, The Needs of Children in Contemporary Cities

Section 6: Economic Instincts
6.1 Saskia Sassen, When Places Have Deep Economic Histories
6.2 Susan Witt, The Grace of Import Replacement
6.3 Pierre Desrochers & Samuli Leppälä, Rethinking "Jacobs Spillovers," or How Diverse Cities Actually Make Individuals More Creative and Economically Successful
6.4 Ron Shiffman, Beyond Green Jobs: Seeking a New Paradigm

Epilogue: Mary Rowe, Jane's Cup of Tea

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