Renowned urban writer Jane Jacobs dies
Toronto-based urban critic and author Jane Jacobs died Tuesday morning.
Jacobs, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, and most recently, Dark Age Ahead, was 89.
She'd been in ill health for more than a year and suffered several strokes, the most recent on Saturday. Her powerful critiques about the urban renewal policies of North American cities have influenced thinking about urban planning for a generation.