Hank Dittmar

Hank Dittmar advises governments, companies and communities all over the world on making cities and towns more liveable and resilient. He is a former chief executive of The Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment in London, board chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and president and CEO of Reconnecting America.

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In dark ages, hope lies in the city

On the centenary of Jane Jacobs’s birth, architects and planners lauded her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Both loved and reviled upon its release, it has come to be seen as one of the essential books about the city, the...
HANK DITTMARJUL. 11, 2016
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Vital little plans: Jane Jacobs in the age of global capitalism and rent seeking

After all these years, Jacobs's thinking still contrasts starkly with the planning and economic orthodoxy of assembling large sites for master development and subsidizing the likes of Amazon.
HANK DITTMARNOV. 17, 2017
Article image for In dark ages, hope lies in the city Sustainability

In dark ages, hope lies in the city

On the centenary of Jane Jacobs’s birth, architects and planners lauded her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Both loved and reviled upon its release, it has come to be seen as one of the essential books about the city, the...
HANK DITTMARJUL. 11, 2016