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Jane Jacobs

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It may be that we have become so feckless as a people that we no longer care how things do work, but only what kind of quick, easy outer impression they give. If so, there is little hope for our cities or probably for much else in our society. But I do not think this is so.
The Death And Life of Great American Cities, p. 7f (explanation)

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