Death and Life of Great American Cities

ISBN-10: 0679600477

ISBN-13: 9780679600473

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jane Jacobs, Jane Jacobs, Jane Jacobs, Jane Jacobs

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List price: $23.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/9/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 4.96" wide x 7.64" long x 1.62" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Jane Jacobs was the legendary author ofThe 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 includeThe Economy of Cities,Systems of Survival,The Nature of EconomiesandDark Age Ahead. She died in 2006.

Jane Jacobs lives in Toronto.

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
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