This week on the Market Urbanism Podcast, I chat with Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring on the wonderful new volume Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs. From Jacobs’ McCarthy-era defense of unorthodox thinking to snippets of her unpublished history of humanity, the book is a must-read for fans of Jane Jacobs. In this podcast, we discuss some of the broader themes of Jacobs’ thinking.
Read more about the ideas discussed in this week’s episode:
- Pick up your copy of Vital Little Plans on Amazon.
- Mentioned in the podcast, Manuel DeLanda discusses Jane Jacobs in A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History.
- Read more about the West Village Houses here.
- The question of Quebec separatism is a fascinating—and under-considered—element of Jacobs’ work.
Our theme music is “Origami” by Graham Bole, hosted on the Free Music Archive.