Death and Life of Great American Cities

ISBN-10: 067974195X

ISBN-13: 9780679741954

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jane Jacobs
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Description: A classic since its publication in 1961, this book is the defintive statement on American cities: what makes them safe, how they function, and why all too many official attempts at saving them have failed.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Jane Jacobs lives in Toronto.

Introduction
The Peculiar Nature of Cities
The uses of sidewalks: safety
The uses of sidewalks: contact
The uses of sidewalks: assimilating children
The uses of neighborhood parks
The uses of city neighborhoods
The Conditions for City Diversity
The generators of diversity
The need for primary mixed uses
The need for small blocks
The need for aged buildings
The need for concentration
Some myths about diversity
Forces of Decline and Regeneration
The self-destruction of diversity
The curse of border vacuums
Unslumming and slumming
Gradual money and cataclysmic money
Different Tactics
Subsidizing dwellings
Erosion of cities or attrition of automobiles
Visual order: its limitations and possibilities
Salvaging projects
Governing and planning districts
The kind of problem a city is
Index
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