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"The most refreshing, provacative, stimulating and exciting study of this [great problem] which I have seen. It fairly crackles with bright honesty and common sense."—Harrison Salisbury, The New York Times"One of the most remarkable books ever written about the city... a primary work. The research apparatus is not pretentious—it is the eye and the heart—but it has given us a magnificent study of what gives life and spirit to the city."—William H. Whyte, author of The Organization Man
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.See all Product Description
A must read in urbanism. Offer a very critical view of the evolution of the art and science, and a clear opinion about what's going on in our cities. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Horizen
Ms Jacobs wrote this book during the big period of central urban planning (and destruction), and explained how cities work from the bottom up, rather than the city-hall planning... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
the book had a little bit of wear on the pages, meaning they were dog eared. It was probably due to the shipping.Published on Oct. 3 2013 by Michael Catalfamo
I'd agree with most of the glowing praise for this book. It's fantastic. Good classic read about cities, and it's still relevant. BUT... I must say that this edition is awful. Read morePublished on July 26 2012 by N Burge
Required reading! An excellent ongoing resource for planning professionals and communities. Can we please have this for Kindle? I do not want to buy the paper copy.Published on July 12 2012 by Plannerjax
This book should be required reading for all city planners, building contractors, Architects, and design professionals. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2010 by E. L. Abrams
It would be perfect if there was a French translation available. If so I'd buy it without thinking twice! Read morePublished on July 14 2009 by Maria I. Zerboni
This is a great book. I read it on the subway and never lost interest. Even today it helps open your eyes to bad planning that occurs in cities that kills what otherwise could be... Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by Steven G. Smith
The Death and Life of Great American Cities is a genius book. Words cannot explain how powerful and convincing this book is, you have to buy it yourself to understand. Read morePublished on Jan. 30 2004 by Matt