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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-07-20
ISBN : 052543285X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Martin Fuller,Ryan Moore
Publisher : Macat Library
Release : 2017-07-15
ISBN : 9781912128594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite having no formal training in urban planning, Jane Jacobs deftly explores the strengths and weaknesses of policy arguments put forward by American urban planners in the era after World War II. They believed that the efficient movement of cars was of more value in the development of US cities than the everyday lives of the people living there. By carefully examining their relevance in her 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs dismantles these arguments by highlighting their shortsightedness. She evaluates the information to hand and comes to a very different conclusion, that urban planners ruin great cities, because they don't understand that it is a city's social interaction that makes it great. Proposals and policies that are drawn from planning theory do not consider the social dynamics of city life. They are in thrall to futuristic fantasies of a modern way of living that bears no relation to reality, or to the desires of real people living in real spaces. Professionals lobby for separation and standardization, splitting commercial, residential, industrial, and cultural spaces. But a truly visionary approach to urban planning should incorporate spaces with mixed uses, together with short, walkable blocks, large concentrations of people, and a mix of new and old buildings. This creates true urban vitality.

The Economy of Cities

The Economy of Cities Book
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-07-20
ISBN : 0525432868
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case studies of developing cities in the ancient, pre-agricultural world, and contemporary cities on the decline, like the financially irresponsible New York City of the mid-sixties, Jacobs identifies the main drivers of urban prosperity and growth, often via counterintuitive and revelatory lessons.

The death and life of great American cities

The death and life of great American cities Book
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Martin Fuller
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-07-05
ISBN : 1351351265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite having no formal training in urban planning, Jane Jacobs deftly explores the strengths and weaknesses of policy arguments put forward by American urban planners in the era after World War II. They believed that the efficient movement of cars was of more value in the development of US cities than the everyday lives of the people living there. By carefully examining their relevance in her 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs dismantles these arguments by highlighting their shortsightedness. She evaluates the information to hand and comes to a very different conclusion, that urban planners ruin great cities, because they don't understand that it is a city's social interaction that makes it great. Proposals and policies that are drawn from planning theory do not consider the social dynamics of city life. They are in thrall to futuristic fantasies of a modern way of living that bears no relation to reality, or to the desires of real people living in real spaces. Professionals lobby for separation and standardization, splitting commercial, residential, industrial, and cultural spaces. But a truly visionary approach to urban planning should incorporate spaces with mixed uses, together with short, walkable blocks, large concentrations of people, and a mix of new and old buildings. This creates true urban vitality.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Jane M. Jacobs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Genius of Common Sense

Genius of Common Sense Book
Author : Glenna Lang,Marjory Wunsch
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-07-02
ISBN : 9781770499997
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Three books, all written by women in the early 1960s, changed the way we looked at the world and ourselves: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, and Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities. All three books created revolutions in their respective spheres of influence, and nothing affected city planning and architecture -- or the way we think about how life is lived in densely packed urban centers -- more than Jane Jacobs's far-sighted polemic. Here is the first book for young people about this heroine of common sense, a woman who never attended college but whose observations, determination, and independent spirit led her to far different conclusions than those of the academics who surrounded her. Illustrated with almost a hundred images, including a great number of photos never before published, this story of a remarkable woman will introduce her ideas and her life to young readers, many of whom have grown up in neighborhoods that were saved by her insights. It will inspire young people -- and readers of all ages -- and demonstrate that we learn vital life lessons from observing and thinking, and not just accepting what passes as "conventional wisdom."

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Melissa McVay
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This paper examines how planning ideology and practice in Cincinnati have changed over the last fifty years, and whether or not there are any remnants of Jane Jacobs' ideals reflected in current planning activities. Specifically, this paper examines changes in planning policy toward the four conditions for city diversity discussed in Part Two of The Death and Life of Great American Cities: mixed primary uses, short blocks, aged buildings, and concentration of people. At a macro level of analysis, Cincinnati's policies have changed significantly over time. However, when examined more closely, two things become apparent. First, some of the broad changes in thinking that have taken place had already occurred when Jacobs first published Death and Life in 1961. Second, in many respects, city policies toward mixed-uses, aged buildings, short blocks, and concentration still do not completely reflect Jacobs' ideals.

Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs

Contemporary Perspectives on Jane Jacobs Book
Author : Dirk Schubert
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-05-13
ISBN : 1317160622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Jane Jacobs's famous book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) has challenged the discipline of urban planning and led to a paradigm shift. Controversial in the 1960s, most of her ideas became generally accepted within a decade or so after publication, not only in North America but worldwide, as the articles in this volume demonstrate. Based on cross-disciplinary and transnational approaches, this book offers new insights into her complex and often contrarian way of thinking as well as analyses of her impact on urban planning theory and the consequences for planning practice. Now, more than 50 years after the initial publication, in a period of rapid globalisation and deregulated approaches in planning, new challenges arise. The contributions in this book argue that it is not possible simply to follow Jane Jacobs's ideas to the letter, but instead it is necessary to contextualize them, to look for relevant lessons for cities and planners, and critically to re-evaluate why and how some of her ideas might be updated. Bringing together an international team of scholars and writers, this volume develops conclusions based on new research as to how her work can be re-interpreted under different circumstances and utilized in the current debate about the proclaimed ’millennium of the city’, the 21st century.

Study Guide

Study Guide Book
Author : Supersummary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-02-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 77-page guide for "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" by Jane Jacobs includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 22 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Role of Community Activism in Urban Planning and Development and Major Urban Movements and their Shortcomings.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Jaqueline Tyrwhitt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Death and Life Og Great American Cities

The Death and Life Og Great American Cities Book
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1964
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Morton Hoppenfeld
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Re Jane Jacobs

Re Jane Jacobs Book
Author : Joseph Hudak
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1962
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American Cities Book
Author : Jane M. Jacobs
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dark Age Ahead

Dark Age Ahead Book
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-12-18
ISBN : 0307425452
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this indispensable book, urban visionary Jane Jacobs argues that as agrarianism gives way to a technology-based future, we’re at risk of cultural collapse. Jacobs—renowned author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities and The Economy of Cities—pinpoints five pillars of our culture that are in serious decay: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation, and government; and the self-regulation of the learned professions. The corrosion of these pillars, Jacobs argues, is linked to societal ills such as environmental crisis, racism, and the growing gulf between rich and poor. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Drawing on a vast frame of reference—from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to Ireland’s cultural rebirth—Jacobs suggests how the cycles of decay can be arrested and our way of life renewed. Invigorating and accessible, Dark Age Ahead is not only the crowning achievement of Jane Jacobs’ career, but one of the most important works of our time.

Genius of Common Sense

Genius of Common Sense Book
Author : Glenna Lang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9781567924824
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines the life and accomplishments of Jane Jacobs, and focuses on her book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," in which she assessed American cities during the urban renewal movement and criticized the replacement structures and urban planners.

Jane Jacobs The Last Interview

Jane Jacobs  The Last Interview Book
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN : 1612195350
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Jane Jacobs is the kind of writer who produces in her readers such changed ways of looking at the world that she becomes an oracle, or final authority.” —The New York Sun Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “perhaps the single most influential work in the history of town planning,” Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities was instantly recognized as a masterpiece upon its publication in 1961. In the decades that followed, Jacobs remained a brilliant and revered commentator on architecture, urban life, and economics until her death in 2006. These interviews capture Jacobs at her very best and are an essential reminder of why Jacobs was—and remains—unrivaled in her analyses and her ability to cut through cant and received wisdom. From the Trade Paperback edition.