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Product NameThe Death And Life Of Great American Cities
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionPaperback
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SKU9780679741954
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Length5.17 inches    (convert)
Weight12 ounces    (convert)
AuthorJane Jacobs
Page Count458
BindingPaperback
Published12/01/1992
FeaturesVintage Books
Long DescriptionA 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 Cities has, 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 Jacobs's monumental work provides an essential framework for assessing the vitality of all cities.
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