I read her book Death and Life of Great American Cities and it changed how I look at society, cities, the interaction of strangers — so much — it gave me a new outlook on how people connect, even unintentionally, and how we all fit into a puzzle, we all are necessary to make the whole. Her work was truly life-changing for me.

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