Jane Jacobs Quotes

Top 50 wise famous quotes and sayings by Jane Jacobs

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Jane Jacobs quotes: While you are looking, you might as well also listen, linger and think about what you see. While you are looking, you might as well also listen, linger and think about what you see.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Writing, printing, and the Internet give a false sense of security about the permanence of culture. Writing, printing, and the Internet give a false sense of security about the permanence of culture.
Jane Jacobs quotes: The point of cities is multiplicity of choice. The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Streets and their sidewalks-the main public places of a city-are its most vital organs. Streets and their sidewalks-the main public places of a city-are its most vital organs.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches. Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Throughout the world Dark Ages have scrawled finis to successions of cultures receding far into the past. Throughout the world Dark Ages have scrawled finis to successions of cultures receding far into the past.
Jane Jacobs quotes: All through organized history, if you wanted prosperity you had to have cities. Cities are places that attract new people with new ideas. All through organized history, if you wanted prosperity you had to have cities. Cities are places that attract new people with new ideas.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Redundancy is expensive but indispensable. Redundancy is expensive but indispensable.
Jane Jacobs quotes: This is both a gloomy and a hopeful book. This is both a gloomy and a hopeful book.
Jane Jacobs quotes: This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe. This is something everyone knows: A well-used city street is apt to be a safe street. A deserted city street is apt to be unsafe.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Does anyone suppose that, in real life, answers to any of the great questions that worry us today are going to come out of homogeneous settlements? Does anyone suppose that, in real life, answers to any of the great questions that worry us today are going to come out of homogeneous settlements?
Jane Jacobs quotes: Not TV or illegal drugs but the automobile has been the chief destroyer of American communities. Not TV or illegal drugs but the automobile has been the chief destroyer of American communities.
Jane Jacobs quotes: To seek "causes" of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes. To seek "causes" of poverty in this way is to enter an intellectual dead end because poverty has no causes. Only prosperity has causes.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination. Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination.
Jane Jacobs quotes: There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans. There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.
Jane Jacobs quotes: A region is an area safely larger than the last one to whose problems we found no solution. A region is an area safely larger than the last one to whose problems we found no solution.
Jane Jacobs quotes: People must take a modicum of public responsibility for each other even if they have no ties to each other. People must take a modicum of public responsibility for each other even if they have no ties to each other.
Jane Jacobs quotes: (The psuedoscience of planning seems almost neurotic in its determination to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success.) (The psuedoscience of planning seems almost neurotic in its determination to imitate empiric failure and ignore empiric success.)
Jane Jacobs quotes: The trouble with paternalists is that they want to make impossibly profound changes, and they choose impossibly superficial means for doing so. The trouble with paternalists is that they want to make impossibly profound changes, and they choose impossibly superficial means for doing so.
Jane Jacobs quotes: This is what a city is, bits and pieces that supplement each other and support each other. This is what a city is, bits and pieces that supplement each other and support each other.
Jane Jacobs quotes: The Puerto Ricans who come to our cities today have no place to roast pigs outdoors... The Puerto Ricans who come to our cities today have no place to roast pigs outdoors...
Jane Jacobs quotes: By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange. By its nature, the metropolis provides what otherwise could be given only by traveling; namely, the strange.
Jane Jacobs quotes: New ideas often need old buildings. New ideas often need old buildings.
Jane Jacobs quotes: In wretched outcomes, the devil is in the details. In wretched outcomes, the devil is in the details.
Jane Jacobs quotes: New ideas must use old buildings New ideas must use old buildings
Jane Jacobs quotes: Privately run jails are a mark of American "reinvented government" that has been picked up by neoconcervatives in Canada. Privately run jails are a mark of American "reinvented government" that has been picked up by neoconcervatives in Canada.
Jane Jacobs quotes: In our American cities, we need all kinds of diversity. In our American cities, we need all kinds of diversity.
Jane Jacobs quotes: We expect too much of new buildings, and too little of ourselves. We expect too much of new buildings, and too little of ourselves.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Almost nobody travels willingly from sameness to sameness and repetition to repetition, even if the physical effort required is trivial. Almost nobody travels willingly from sameness to sameness and repetition to repetition, even if the physical effort required is trivial.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Unity, like so many good things, is good only in moderation. Unity, like so many good things, is good only in moderation.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Frequent streets and short blocks are valuable because of the fabric of intricate cross-use that they permit among the users of a city neighbouhood. Frequent streets and short blocks are valuable because of the fabric of intricate cross-use that they permit among the users of a city neighbouhood.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Today barbarism has taken over many city streets, or people fear it has, which comes to much the same thing in the end. Today barbarism has taken over many city streets, or people fear it has, which comes to much the same thing in the end.
Jane Jacobs quotes: Detroit is largely composed, today, of seemingly endless square miles of low-density failure. Detroit is largely composed, today, of seemingly endless square miles of low-density failure.
Jane Jacobs quotes: One wonders at the docility of the students who evidently must be satisfied enough with the credentials to be uncaring about the lack of education. One wonders at the docility of the students who evidently must be satisfied enough with the credentials to be uncaring about the lack of education.