Let things grow

November 21, 2011

Suppose, ten thousand years from now, people of the future…ask themselves what, by hindsight, could have forestalled fatal deterioration of the wonderful North American culture. I suspect the advice might be… “Let things grow. Don’t let currently powerful government or commercial enterprises strangle new departures… Stop trying to cram too many eggs into too few baskets under the keeping of too few supermen (who don’t actually exist except in our mythos).”

– Jane Jacobs, Canadian-American writer and urban theorist, in Dark Age Ahead (2004)


One Response to “Let things grow”

  1. Suze said

    I have never heard of this theorist but this passage makes me want to read more of what she has to say.

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