Quotation by Jane Jacobs

I was so grateful to be independent of the academic establishment. I thought, how awful it would be to have my future hinge on such people and such decisions.
Jane Jacobs (b. 1916), U.S. urban analyst. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 18 (May 31, 1993).

The author of several books, including the classic Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs was describing an interaction with urban planners from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She never attended college.
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