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Jane Thomp­son, the ur­ban­ist, de­signer and plan­ner, died in Au­gust. An as­sis­tant cu­ra­tor of ar­chi­tec­ture at the MOMA in New York early in her ca­reer, she was the found­ing edi­tor of In­dus­trial De­sign in 1954. Af­ter decades work­ing with her hus­band at Ben­jamin thomp­son & As­so­ci­ates, Ar­chi­tects and Plan­ners, she founded her own firm, thomp­son De­sign Group in 1994. Nick­named “Sir Lady Jane,” thomp­son was knighted in Fin­land, along with her hus­band, for their ef­forts to bring Fin­nish de­sign to the U.S.

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