“Intricate minglings of different uses in cities are not a form of chaos, they represent a complex and highly developed form of order. ” Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

Activist and writer, Jane Jacobs, provides both the name and inspiration for this blog. The ideas illustrated in her 1961 masterpiece still bear relevance today, teaching cities about the benefits of dense, lively and diverse neighbourhoods.

This blog traces efforts to challenge the domination of the motor vehicle in cities and to bring life, vitality and equality to public spaces.

I am Emma Griffin. I am a journalist and activist. I also manage the website for campaigning group London Living Streets.

Email me here, or Tweet here @emmagriffin


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