Jane Jacobs Analysis


(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Allen, Max, ed. Ideas That Matter: The Worlds of Jane Jacobs. Owens Sound, Ont.: Ginger Press, 1997. A collection of essays assessing the importance of Jacobs’s work.

Berman, Marshall. All That Is Solid Melts into Air: The Experience of Modernity. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982. An enthusiastic appreciation of The Death and Life of Great American Cities.

Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review 28, no. 4 (2001). The entire issue is dedicated to papers presented at the Jane Jacobs and the New Urban Ecology symposium.

Clubbe, John. “Jane Jacobs of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Toronto: Urban Survivor and Social Organicist.” University of Toronto Quarterly 64 (1995): 324-332. Useful review of Systems of Survival.

Glaeser, Edward L. “Cities and Ethics: An Essay for Jane Jacobs.” Journal of Urban Affairs 22, no. 4 (2000): 473-493. A review essay on Jacobs’s work, connecting her work on urban planning with her work on ethics.

Hill, David R. “Jane Jacobs’ Ideas on Big, Diverse Cities: A Review and Commentary.” Journal of the American Planning Association 54 (1988): 302-314. A review essay on Jacobs’s theories.

Lawrence, Fred, ed. Ethics in Making a Living: The Jane Jacobs Conference. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989. A collection of papers from a conference on Jacobs and her theories held in 1987 at Boston College.