Jane Jacobs’ Google Doodle marks 100th birthday of famous NYC community organizer
Without formal training, Jacobs established herself as a renowned urban activist dedicated to protecting New York City's urban landscape.
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates urban activist and community organizer Jane Jacobs on what would have been her 100th birthday.
Known for her research and work around urban development, Jacobs believed a city is at its best when its residents can interact with each other on the streets and patronize local businesses.
“She stood by beloved neighborhoods that were unjustly slated for ‘renewal’ and revealed political biases in the permit process for new projects,” reports the Google Doodle blog.
Referred to as a “self-taught journalist,” Jacobs penned a number of books on urban development, including “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” “Dark Age” and “The Economy of Cities.”
Google’s Jane Jacobs Doodle leads to a search for “Jane Jacobs” and includes a sharing icon to post the image on social networks.
Along with a brief overview of Jacobs’ work, the Google Doodle Blog also included the following initial sketches of today’s Jane Jacobs Doodle: