Really interesting video on Jane Jacobs and her book The Death and Life of American Cities. This feels as fresh today as it was 51 years ago when it was originally published. Jacobs provided a critique on urban renewal advocating mixed use areas, short blocks, density (it’s a city after all) and buildings of various ages and conditions.
Despite her lack of formal education in urban planning Jacobs was influential to the new urbanism movement in the US which advocates pedestrian-friendly multi-use neighbourhoods.
The video is on YouTube so may not be accessible by all the readers of this post.