Sarah Barns
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What might Jane Jacobs say about smart cities?

This May, urbanists around the world have been celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jane Jacobs. The American-Canadian author and activist’s spirited defence of inner-city neighbourhoods inspired a generation of urban activists and place-makers. So what might Jacobs have to teach a new generation of urbanists and planners?

Read the full article here.

A piece written for The Conversation May 28 2016.