The Life and Philosophy of Jane Jacobs

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The Life and Philosophy of Jane Jacobs

The Life and Philosophy of Jane Jacobs

Jane Butzner Jacobs was born in nineteen sixteen at Scranton Pennsylvania, a coal mining town to Jewish parents. Unlike other families at the time, both of her parents were professional with her mother being a schoolteacher and her father a doctor.

The Life and Philosophy of Jane Jacobs

It is also worth noting that her family was protestant in a town that was characterized with Catholicism as the major religion. Not much is said about her early life and school years but it is documented that through elementary and high school she was an indifferent student who rarely paid attention to her teachers but preferred to read on her own under the desk.

The Life and Philosophy of Jane Jacobs

Consequently due to this disinterest and boredom in class work she failed in high school. She graduated from Scranton’s central high in nineteen thirty three.[1]

[1] Alexiou, Alice Sparberg. Jane Jacobs: the urban visionary. Rutgers University Press. New York,2006