Lawrence Solomon + Jane Jacobs

I knew Jane Jacobs, and everything urban lefties say about her is wrong

A century after her birth, more than a half-century after the book that made her an urban icon, and a decade after her death, Jane Jacobs is a guru for the urban-earthy left, idolized for stopping the rapacious developers that would have rendered cities unliveable. She was a community organizer who "stood by beloved neighbourhoods that…