I believe that lively cities where society can operate in an intense way make meetings out of which very fertile and ingenious decisions can come. But if people are isolated, fragmented, if one income class is set off from other income classes, the meeting simply does not occur. If different kinds of talents don’t come together, if different sorts of ideas don’t rub up against one another, if the necessary money never comes in juxtaposition with the necessary vision, the meeting doesn’t occur.
Happy 100th birthday, Jane Jacobs. via Brain Pickings / Maria Popova
Note to myself: get the book: Jane Jacobs: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations