The Google Doodle announces Jane Jacobs’s 100th birthday.

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And The Guardian posts a celebratory piece and a pic of Jane on her bike:.



Here’s one of my most prized possessions: a first-edition paperback of her most famous book, signed by Jacobs in 2002 when she was visiting Vancouver’s mayor, Philip Owen.

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I still use it when leading a Jane’s Walk through the West End, which pretty much meets all the criteria for a successful urban district.