Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jane, Saul, Chicago

"Ironically, while the Back of the Yards was becoming actively anti-black, it was also winning acclaim from the Chicago newspapers and from progressive urban-policy writers like Jane Jacobs for its ambitious and successful housing program."

Sanford Horwitt,Let Them Call Me Rebel: Saul Alinsky His Life and Legacy

"But now he [Saul Alinsky] was friends or at least acquaintences with journalists and media executives in New York, like Jane Jacobs at Architectural Forum, Charles Silberman at Fortune, and Arthur Morse at CBS...

"The city had come up with a preliminary, more comprehensive urban-renewal proposal for Woodlawn, but TWO rejected it...Then TWO hired its own planner, who was recommended to Alinsky by Jane Jacobs."

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