A couple of Jane Jacobs quotes

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Don't know which of her books or articles they came from, but I like these:

A culture is unsalvageable if stabilizing forces themselves become ruined and irrelevant. . . The collapse of one sustaining cultural institution enfeebles others, makes it more likely that others will give way . . . until finally the whole enfeebled, intractable contraption collapses.

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.


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bob said:

Here's a quote from the REALPOLITIK of Tulsa's Zoning and Land Use Development Cabal:

HE WHO HAS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES.

And, you can quote me further:

If you don't like the rules, hire the eminence gris of Tulsa zoning codes:

Chas. "Stormin" Norman.

ALL at the TMAPC and the BOA will bow down to the Prince of Darkness.

Yeah and Verily.

David Einstein said:

Great post! She's my all-time favorite author.

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