Jane Jacobs, a well-known urbanist-activist and writer died in 2006. Now, four years later, a book What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs, a compilation of essays by 33 well known thinkers from around the world, has been published.
"Once upon a time, not so long ago, a magnificent pine tree ... One day..." From the earliest of times people have had a need to make sense of their world and its possibilities through telling stories. It is the way many cultures learned.
I realize land is becoming increasingly expensive; however I hope more people will see the benefits of the healing power of gardens and parks. I feel very thankful Nazareth House has such a place, for the sake of people such as my mother and the cicadas and many other inhabitants.
I’d like to look towards local development that, in Rosenberg’s words, creates “a life-enriching quality of connection that allows all our needs to be met in ways that are satisfying for everyone involved.”
Doing what you love - a formula for life and innovation ... I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit...
Our best way of helping all concerned is to help build communication between the conflicting parties – supporting the dialogue with the Taliban called for by the British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, and already begun in Saudi Arabia
"With everything else in flux - companies, careers, even families - our communities are often the only real constants in the social equation. Being geographically rooted, they are social units that persist. Each of us lives in one, even if only temporarily... Richard Florida