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Jane Jacobs, O.C., O.Ont.

Toronto, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 9, 1996; Invested on June 22, 1998

Her seminal writings and thought-provoking commentaries on urban development have had a tremendous effect on city dwellers, planners and architects. A social activist and a proponent of the principle of thinking globally and acting locally, she has left her indelible mark on the Toronto landscape. By stimulating discussion, change and action, she has helped to make Canadian city streets and neighbourhoods vibrant, liveable and workable for all.

Deceased on April 25, 2006