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We're a little tardy for an obit, but it's still important to spotlight anti-sprawl soldier, architecture critic, and urban thinker Jane Holtz Kay. The Nation's Preston L. Schiller contrasts her with Jane Jacobs and Lewis Mumford, from whom she derived some of her thinkings on pedestrianism, transit, and healthy communities. Holtz Kay, who died in November, walked the architecture beat for The Nation, Boston Globe, and Christian Science Monitor and wrote the seminal work, Asphalt Nation, read by legions of students, professionals, and activists. And she wrote it for the masses, not academia. [The Nation]