Jane Jacobs, a writer, activist, and urbanist, and her Greenwich Village neighbors stopped proposed expressways and demolitions in lower Manhattan in the 1960s.
In the name of “urban renewal,” post-war planners were tearing down old neighborhoods. Jacobs gave voice to the popular resistance. She celebrated cities as living organisms that thrive on density and diversity. No longer could grand plans be imposed without the consent of the community.
Printed at the worker-owned Stumptown Printers, Portland, OR.
This is #74 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.
Sabrina Jones created her first comics for World War 3 Illustrated and contributes to this day. Her most recent graphic novel is Our Lady of Birth Control: A Cartoonist’s Encounter with Margaret Sanger.