After “Jane-Jacobs-Thought”| Doug Saunders | 2021 – Systems Changes – Open Learning Commons

After “Jane-Jacobs-Thought”| Doug Saunders | 2021 Systems Changes cities urbanism Aug 8 1 / 2 Aug 9 1m ago daviding 14h When Jane Jacobs passed in 2006, she was said to have been studying suburbs. Her work had been famous in urban cores. As a systems thinker, however, part of her curiosity about suburbs was that, given a choice, many people chose to live there. This study might have been next book, if she had continued to live. Doug Saunders writes that while “Jane-Jacobs-Thought” (as it’s known in China) would seem to be conventional wisdom for most urbanists, they’ve missed an important point: urban planning (conducted by professionals centrally) is counter to the general idea of self-organization.

After “Jane-Jacobs-Thought”| Doug Saunders | 2021 – Systems Changes – Open Learning Commons