Quotation by Jane Jacobs

It may be romantic to search for the salves of society's ills in slow-moving rustic surroundings, or among innocent, unspoiled provincials, if such exist, but it is a waste of time.
Jane Jacobs (b. 1916), U.S. urban analyst. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ch. 22 (1961).

Jacobs lived in the lively, diverse Greenwich Village section of Manhattan (New York City).
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