Jane Jacobs' West Village: Then and Now, An Analysis of Neighborhood Change.

Moser, Sarah.


  • Abstract: This thesis seeks to understand how Jane Jacobs' micro-neighborhood within the West Village has changed - physically, demographically, and in terms of use - since she lived there. In The Death and Life of Great American Cities, published in 1961, Jacobs expresses the importance of diversity, both of uses and populations. In the 1960s, the West Village was a mix of neighboring industr... read more
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