May 31, 2017

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Jane Jacobs?

  • By: Jared Foretek

It's no secret that we love Jane Jacobs here at the National Trust. She famously took on the titans of urban renewal to save swaths of diverse, historic lower Manhattan and taught us about the value of older buildings at a time when knocking them down was all the rage.

She also inspires our ReUrbanism work, in which we try to apply Jacobs' teachings about reuse, density, and complete streets to cities and towns around the country.

We're guessing that you, a loyal Saving Places reader, are also a pretty big Jane fan. So we've created the Ultimate Jane Jacobs Fan Quiz for you to test your knowledge. Warning: it's a tough one. So if you don't like your score, then read up (may we recommend some of our stories on Jane?), try again, and earn the title of Ultimate Jane Jacobs Fan!

Jared Foretek is an editorial intern at the National Trust. He enjoys historic train stations, old bars, and interesting public spaces.

jforetek@savingplaces.org

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