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Understanding Cryptocurrencies with Stigmergy

This from Alexander Blum writing in the HuffPost. We already have markets, the republic of science (Polanyi), urban design (Jacobs) and much more besides, spontaneous orders that embody these worthy stygmergic [sic] virtues (quote below). Writing a decade or so ago, the downside then expressed was that there runs the risk of ‘‘a kind of…

Jane Jacobs Special Issue

Coming soon in C+T Editor’s Introduction – Sanford IKEDA Jane Jacobs as Spontaneous Economic Order Methodologist: Part 1: Intellectual Apprenticeship – Pierre DESROCHERS & Joanna SZURMAK 3. Jane Jacobs as Spontaneous Economic Order Methodologist: Part 2: Metaphors and Methods – Pierre DESROCHERS & Joanna SZURMAK Experimenting in urban self-organization: Framework-rules and emerging orders in Oosterwold…

State-sponsored segregation

From the very party that brought you the KKK and eugenics. Richard Rothstein chats about his new book The Color of Law. The publisher blurb here. (Unusually, it’s the subtitle that is more illuminating). Jane JacobsLiberalismracismregressive leftrichard Rothsteinthe color of law

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Coming soon — check out the trailer and documentary’s website for details. Also Cosmos + Taxis has a special themed issue dedicated to Jane Jacobs’ work soon to be published, edited by Sanford Ikeda and featuring some of the leading theorists in the field. distributed knowledgeJane JacobsSanford IkedaSpontaneous orderurban planning

Jane Jacobs

Here is Jane Jacobs expert Sanford Ikeda who happens to be editing a special themed issue on her for C+T Jane JacobsSanford IkedaSpontaneous orderurban planning

The Death and Life of Great Italian Cities

Abstract: The Death and Life of Great American Cities was written in 1961 and is now one of the most influential book in city planning. In it, Jane Jacobs proposed four conditions that promote life in a city. However, these conditions have not been empirically tested until recently. This is mainly because it is hard…