The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs 067974195X 9780679741954
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A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century,The Death and Life of Great American Citieshas, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate themselves. She writes about the salutary role of funeral parlors and tenement windows, the dangers of too much development money and too little diversity. Compassionate, bracingly indignant, and always keenly detailed, Jane Jacobss monumental work provides an essential framework for assessing the vitality of all cities.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 458

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1992-12-01


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