Jane and Bob Jacobs and their son Jim undertake a renovation of their home at 555 Hudson Street in Greenwich Village, ca 1950. (Random House)

CityLab: Reading Jane Jacobs Anew

Jane Jacobs’s work is cousin to the radical visions of the 1960s, but she was ultimately working to reinvent, not simply destroy conventional wisdom. This article is an adapted version of the introduction to Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs. Read more on CityLab