Author of seven books, Jane Jacobs was not just an urban activist but a visionary. Here is David Owen’s take on her writings.
Morality and ethics are not trip wires. We must not wait until a moral dilemma strikes to act. We can act ethically and morally in an affirmative manner. We can seek to curb evil and its influence. It’s important to react to evil but it may well be more important to work against evil with persistence and commitment all our lives.Jane Jacobs when confronted with the taking of homes and businesses for development acted to stop it. She is an example of what can be done by a willingness to confront and oppose evil in an affirmative manner and not a passive one.