– Jane Jacobs, 89: Urban legend – Jane Jacobs, 89: Urban legend:
Jane Jacobs was a writer, intellectual, analyst, ethicist and moral thinker, activist, self-made economist, and a fearless critic of inflexible authority.
Mrs. Jacobs died this morning in Toronto. She was 89.
She wrote one of the classics of all social science, the life and death of great american cities.