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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Manufacturer: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage
Author(s): Jane Jacobs

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Product Description:
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Jane Jacobs
EAN: 9780679741954
Edition: Reissue
Feature: The Death and Life of Great American Cities
ISBN: 067974195X
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Vintage
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Vintage
MPN: 3122499
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 458
Publication Date: 1992-12-01
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 1992-12-01
Studio: Vintage
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Editorial Review:
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 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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