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Tweet In The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs said that ā€œCities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous streets and districts to grow without them.ā€ But in an age of burgeoning urban populations and a pressing need to accommodate a more and more people into cities, does this still hold true? Shouldn’t we be replacing older smaller buildings with LEED Platinum high-rises? “Where do older, smaller buildings fit within cities that are seeking to maximize transit investments, increase density, and compete in the global economy” ask some urbanists.   A new report…

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