The death and life of great American cities

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Random House, 1961 - Political Science - 458 pages
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A serious study of urban America and the need for creative planning and renewal of our cities.

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User Review  - Brett - Goodreads

Jacob's classic is part how-to guide to city building, part renunciation of misguided practices preached by city planners up to that point. In the how-to guide portion, she describes in chapter 19 ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Meredith Watts - Goodreads

This book was published fifty years ago, but reads like it was written yesterday by someone you'd really love to talk to. Jacobs is witty, perceptive, funny, and all-knowledgeable about what makes a ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
Part One the peculiar nature of cities
27
safety
29
Copyright

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About the author (1961)

Jane Jacobs lives in Toronto.

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