Today marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jane Jacobs, a Scranton native who redefined the science of creating and preserving the personality and promise of the collective adventures we call cities. Featured n our recent celebration of “150 People Who Made Scranton Great,” Mrs. Jacobs was a shining example of Scranton’s many gifts to the wider world.

Read that profile here, and then read this excellent Time magazine piece with pride in a city that produced such a visionary soul.