Jane Jacobs OC OOnt (born Jane Butzner; 4 May 1916 - 25 April 2006) was an American-Canadian journalist, author and activist best known for her influence on urban studies, sociology and economics. Her influential book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) argued that urban renewal did not respect the needs of most city-dwellers. In the book she introduced sociological concepts such as "eyes on the street" and "social capital".
List of individuals who, according to Reason editors, have "have made the world a freer, better, and more libertarian place by example, invention, or action" (includes the unknown martyr of Tiananmen Square and a generic "The Yuppie")
Memorial commentary, in particular about Jacob's books against urban planning and about her activism
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