Eminent Learning Center Blog Post – Jane Jacobs

Congratulations, you have done something which 7.753 billion people have not done, clicked on my learning center. I have dedicated my eminent 10 project this year towards the Urban Planner Jane Jacobs. I know the job title sounds quite boring and quite frankly, pretty irrelevant to you, however, I am sure you will get a blast flipping through my stunning virtual flipbook. And hey, just remember, if you read my flip book, you would have done something 7.753 billion people have not done before, quite the deal. So, if you are somewhat interested now, you can click the hyperlink to enter my Stunning Flipbook About Jane Jacobs. Enjoy the ride.

One more thing, if you were to come back feeling inspired and energized, feel free to put some questions into the comment box in this blog. I’ll be sure to reach out and answer your questions as soon as humanly possible. Thank you, and have a great morning, 12:00pm, evening, and night.


– Hanson (Jane Jacobs)

15 thoughts on “Eminent Learning Center Blog Post – Jane Jacobs

  1. I loved the virtual book, it was engaging and much more interesting than endless lines of text. The opening statements about your book on your blog made me really interested in the book as well. You went in-depth about your achievements and accomplishments and I took a lot from it. I was wondering what happened to Moses after you stopped him from developing in New York? Did he keep trying to develop or did he move to another city to do the same thing or something else?

    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you for the appreciative feedback to my learning centre. I have definitely considered what that devil was up to after I had so very publicly demolished him in NYC. However, I did not chase after him after New York, mainly because the public now believes in a completely different vision than those of his. The public now knows that cities should not become economic machines, and realized the destructive history of Moses’s actions. For this reason, I believe someone stronger, and honestly, someone younger will fight for me against people like Moses. Me and Moses are both oldies now, he’s most likely also just lounging on a porch, enjoying a nice cold bottle of water, so I wouldn’t be too worried. 🙂

  2. Hello Jane,
    I really enjoyed the layout of your learning centre because it was easy to follow. I also thought that your images did a great job of helping to explain her achievements. One thing I was wondering was if there was one community that you advocated for that had a big impact on you?

    1. Thank you Clara for the kind message, I am very glad you enjoyed the very influential images, I would totally agree that they were great. I would say that Greenwich Village was a place very dear to heart for me because it was the place I had arrived to with my sister back in the 90s. Robert Moses, yes, him again, tried to slice a street straight in the middle of our community, and that got my blood pressure up enough to fight with him for a good few years. So, Greenwich Village was definitely one of the more meaningful places I had advocated for in my life.

  3. Hello Jane. Excellent flip book. It was such a creative way to share information neatly and efficiently. However, how do you think your life would have turned out if you never started protesting and writing about controversial topics? Do you think you would have been as influential? Besides that, wonderful presentation.
    – Kavyan

    1. Thank you Ka-vi-en. What a honourable honour it is for me to receive such an interesting question. I would say that I wouldn’t have lived any other way than I have lived, however, if I had never protested, I most likely won’t be as influential as I am today. The reason being cities would be in chaos, strangled with strings of highway, communities constrained inside housing units, and I couldn’t have prevented that in any other way than to protest. Cities weren’t controversial before I had the balls to argue with Robert Moses, it was when it was controversial, that people started believing me, and people started fighting alongside me. – Jane Jacobs

  4. Hello Jane. Very nice flipbook. I really liked the scrapbook feel of the book. I also liked how you organized the pages so I knew exactly what I was learning about on what page. I have a question for you though. Were you ever scared about writing about controversial topics and how people may treat you?

    1. I am very glad you enjoyed the scrapbook, however, it’s not a feel, its the real one! What a impactful question, you should have given me some time to brace for that one. My answer to that would be, yes, I am not so different from all of you guys. I still bite my nails before a speech, I still rehearse people judging my opinions when I sleep, however, I still overcome that. At the end of the day, you don’t see the judgements, the criticism that I have faced to prove my points because they were the first of its kind. However, I believe in my vision more than I believe in the criticism, and that is what repels those negatives comments like Gore-tex repels water. Thank you for this thoughtful question!

  5. The design of your Flipbook was creative the way you made it like a scrapbook. It seemed to fit your character, something that showed nicely throughout the learning centre.
    My question for you is what do you think would have happened if you didn’t protest against urban planning?

    1. Thank you so much for the valuable feedback on my very creative flip book. Well, my great answer to your great question of what would happened if I didn’t protest against urban planning would be, all cities would be on fire, aliens would eat all the neighbourhoods, and pickelball would be an actual sport. Jokes aside, I would say that cities would be a lot less considerate of communities, and urban establishments like parks would be built pretty purely for its appearance, not its experience. I hope that answers your question, and thank you again for the great question!

  6. Greetings Jane Jacobs, I enjoyed reading your descriptions of the city and how observing was your passion. It was really great how the first few pages just flowed into the next ones not only with the animation, but with the storyline. Had you not written books, do you think your impact on the people would have been as great, and what would you have done to increase it?

    1. Thank you Arik for the great question, I believe I was bound to write a book as a way of communicating my ideas, it was almost instinct. I would say that my book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (plug) definitely have done a better job at spreading and promoting my ideas than I would have done just by speech. I really like how you mentioned my impact on people, although my goal was not to impact people, but rather cities, I had to impact the people to realize they have to protect their cities. If I had not written this book, I would have probably created a community of people, and promoted that community until it grew. Nowadays, with your pocketable telecommunication devices, it is so much more easier to spread messages across the internet, and I believe that would have been a power resource to take advantage of if it had existed in my time.

  7. Hi, Jacobs.

    Your creativity in your learning centre is simply divine, unrivaled. It’s like you decided that instead of adding butter to your corn, you added siracha! I must admit, this is tasty some tasty corn on the cobs, Jacobs. I enjoyed how you wrote you used a flipbook as your medium of presentation for your learning centre, truly creative and out-of-the-box thinking right there, Jacobs. I also really enjoyed how you used a visual aid to help me connect with and understand what you are trying to communicate through your learning centre as well! Truly revolutionary! A question I have is how do you feel about modern urban planning? What do you enjoy and dislike about it?


    1. Whoooo, what a verbal roller coaster you just went on Dylan. To answer your question, I believe modern urban planning have matured itself to become more considerate of the community, as well as modern problems such as eco-friendliness and social equality. I think it was a collaboration of activists, urban planners, and architects who shaped the designs of cities today. The only aspect missing in a lot of modern cities is the creativity and the humour in cities, today, everything is taken so seriously, although it is better than destroying communities, the next step may be to have a little fun with city planning, while still maintaining its functions.

  8. Hello Ms. Jacobs! Thank you for sharing that wonderful book with us! I think your passion for cities is so cool, especially as it didn’t come from formal education. I wonder what your opinions are about things like bike lanes and mass transit initiatives? How would those have played into your ideas for cities?

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