Political Theory

Organized Complexity, Policy, and Morality in the Works of Jane Jacobs


This conference explored Jane Jacobs's contributions to the ideas of emergent order, economic processes, and the failures and dangers of planning human life, using her texts to search for new insights and to challenge our views of economics, planning, and interventionism.


Conference Readings

Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. New York: Vintage Books Edition (A Division of Random House, Inc.), 1992.

Jacobs, Jane. The Economy of Cities. New York: Vintage Books, 1970.

Jacobs, Jane. Systems of Survival. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

Jacobs, Jane. The Nature of Economies. New York: Vintage Books, 2001.