Jane Jacobs, activist, thinker, and author of, among many books, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, passed away a little more than half a year ago. Here is an interview with Jacobs from New York Public Radio, from 2000. In it, she discusses the ‘organic’ nature of cities, among other things. You can also hear it below.
Steven Johnson is interviewed on Powell’s.com about The Ghost Map, among other things. The Ghost Map is Johnson’s newest book and deals with a whole slew of interdisciplinary issues about cities, biology, disease, information, &c. He’s also a SimCity superfan. Check out the interview (and also his blog for that matter); it’s a good read.