Re: WorldTransport Forum Dedication Mrs. Jane Jacobs: Activist, author, example
- From: Richard Layman
> Gratz's _The Living City_ has a chapter or two on anti-freeway activism,Gratz's 1998 book, with Norman Mintz, _Cities Back from the Edge_, includes
> which discusses in depth JJ's activities in fighting freeways through
> Greenwich Village.
a couple of interesting Jacobs' notations. She said Jabobs' fights with
transportation engineers was made more difficult by the way they brought
only pieces (or what she called 'nibblings') of the overall treansportation
plan to decisionmakers, resulting in the gradual 'erosion' of the city's
fabric (which I used to fashion my homily, "feet follow fabric").
Gratz also suggests that Jacob's thinking is what made SoHo (south of