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Jane Jacobs

An urban activist

When Jane Jacobs died earlier this year, we heard a lot about her urban activism to save neighborhoods from the destruction of a proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway. (We at JWA, by the way, learned as we researched a memorial piece on Jacobs that, contrary to popular belief, she was not Jewish). Friday’s Forward has a great article about a woman named Lillian Edelstein, whose own urban activism preceded Jacobs’.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Jane Jacobs." (Viewed on June 30, 2015) <http://jwa.org/blog/jane-jacobs>.

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