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Jane Jacobs

Age: 89

urban planner whose ground-breaking 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, criticized urban renewal—the concept of clearing cities of slums and building uniform developments and projects—and encouraged diversity of building style, age, and function in densely packed neighborhoods.

Died: Toronto, Canada, April 25, 2006

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