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Jane Jacobs' New Book

As all good New Yorkers know, the publication of Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American Cities in the early 1960s was credited with helping end Robert Moses' reign of highway construction terror. This week, she's releasing a new book, Dark Age Ahead, describing "ominous signs of decay" in American culture. The book draws on her urbanist mindset ("from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario") to offer advice on protecting and strengthening culture and communities. As any new book from Jacobs is a welcome thing, we're breaking with the Curbed No Events policy to note that Jacobs is speaking tonight at City College [Great Hall, 138th St. @ Convent Ave.] on "The Past, Present, and Future of Office Skyscrapers."
· Dark Age Ahead [Amazon]
· Dark Age Ahead: Jacobs Interview [City Comforts]
· What People Are Saying About Dark Age Ahead [Veritas and Venustas]