Saturday, October 5, 2019

It Was a Beautiful Jane Jacobs Morning in San Francisco This Morning

The air was crisp this morning in San Francisco, in the lower 50s.

I was headed out to the old school Pinecrest Diner to meet a friend for an early morning breakfast.

The city was just waking up, activity was beginning to stir and it reminded me of the writings about cities by the economist Jane Jacobs. She thought cities with strong street activity brought energy and safety to a city

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities, she wrote:
The activity generated by people on errands, or people aiming for food or drink, is itself an attraction to still other people.
This was San Francisco this morning.


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