The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Vintage Books, 1961 - 458 páginas
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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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Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Procura do Utilizador  - Mark Abersold - Goodreads

This is pretty much the bible of modern urban planning, and it's definitely a great read if that is a subject that interests you. It delves pretty deeply into the topic matter and as such if you're ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Procura do Utilizador  - 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 ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Acerca do autor (1961)

Jane Jacobs was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that has transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works include The Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, The Nature of Economies and Dark Age Ahead. She died in 2006.

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