Jane Jacobs and New Orleans

Jane Jacobs is a name us spontaneous order types like to invoke. Here she is referenced in connection with the new documentary by Jonathan Demme entitled  ‘I’m Carolyn Parker’, the protagonist being:

resident of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans and the subject of Jonathan Demme’s marvelous new documentary, as an indispensable “public character.” With her stubborn attachment to place, her vigilant, sympathetic “eyes on the street” and her unsentimental civic-mindedness, Ms. Parker is the exactly the kind of person Jacobs identified as crucial to the life of great American cities.