Irish doctor with too many thoughts, too little time and a blog that's supposed to check in on reality.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Conservatives on Jane Jacobs

While I haven't read any of her books, I read a chapter from The Death and Life of Great American Cities in Bill Buckley's American Conservative Thought in the Twentieth Century.
This National Review article about Jane Jacob's passing and her work, calls her a true Burkean.
And this other NRO article discusses her ideas "For Jacobs, population density plus diversity in skills and tastes generates, without too much fuss, dynamic economic development and entrepreneurial discovery. With that vision came a withering critique of intervention by all levels of government and in nearly all its forms — from urban renewal and zoning to price controls and monetary policy. She argued that these undermine the civic basis of economic and cultural creativity."


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