Jane Jacobs

Ada Lovelace Day – Jane Jacobs

by Mel Starrs on March 24, 2010

in Economics

I have an aversion to positive gender discrimination (see some of my my thoughts here in this early post which I can’t believe is almost 4 years ago). I’d like to think we (women) are equal. Sadly, I can still tell (recent) tales of principal female engineers being asked to go out and buy sandwiches […]


Del.icio.us.ness for February 29th

by mel starrs on March 1, 2008

in News

What caught my eye today, February 29th: FT.com / Home UK / UK – Walkable, pleasant, urbane, hot – Not sure if Edwin Heathcote is defending the new wave of Middle East architecture and planning or not, but food for thought… Tim Harford’s top 10 undercover economics books – Jane Jacobs at No. 1 – […]


It’s OK, Germaine has the answer

by mel starrs on August 1, 2007

in Uncategorized

Germaine Greer (yes, the feminist) has solved the world’s building problems with just over 1000 words. In the Guardian. Why? I have no idea what purpose this serves. Plus Jane Jacobs said it all a lot better and with significantly greater authority. Germaine might want to think about physics and math, too: Following Lloyd Wright’s […]


::via Guardian EA have released a list of the top 100 environmentalists EVER. Some favourites of mine included in the list (with ideas for Xmas list reading and viewing): 4. David Attenborough – Sunday nights just wouldn’t be the same without Planet Earth 5. James Lovelock – I’d recommend two of his books Revenge of […]

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