The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Discover the book The New York Times described as “perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning.” 

In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. She described what makes streets safe or unsafe; explored what constitutes a neighborhood, and the function it serves within the larger organism of the city; analyzed why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate; and depicted the dangers of too much development money and too little diversity. 

Compassionate, bracingly indignant, keenly detailed, and ultimately optimistic, Jane Jacobs's monumental work provides an essential framework for the humanistic management of cities. It remains sensible, knowledgeable, accessible, and indispensable.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Type: Paperback

Pages: 458

Dim: 0.99" H x 7.95" L x 5.14" W

Item Number: 9780679741954