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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Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Tamara - Goodreads

Finally finished! I think Jacobs has retained a reputation for a certain cosy New-Urbanist kitchiness, and that's sadly unfair. The first few chapters, with their endless gushing lyricization of the ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)

User Review  - Jake Berlin - Goodreads

jacobs's ideas are so ingrained into modern thinking about cities that it's easy to take them for granted, but this is an incredible book -- in its clarity of thought, organization of argument, and language. 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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