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Jane Jacobs: 100 and Timeless as Ever

In most cases, a century provides a round, nostalgic number. It is an arbitrary marker, offering a chance for living generations to contemplate a past beyond their firsthand comprehension. A century is not just a convenient marker for remembering Jane Jacobs. It is a crucial interval for appreciating the world…
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New Faces in Long Beach

Formerly derelict facades are frugally restored by Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio. John Linden/Courtesy Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio

Prada, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton may resort to starchitecture to lure moneyed customers to Rodeo Drive and Madison Avenue. But what can high design do for a pet store, a nail salon, or…