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The Resource The death and life of great American cities, Jane Jacobs ; with a new introduction by Jason Epstein and a foreword by the author

The death and life of great American cities, Jane Jacobs ; with a new introduction by Jason Epstein and a foreword by the author

Label
The death and life of great American cities
Title
The death and life of great American cities
Statement of responsibility
Jane Jacobs ; with a new introduction by Jason Epstein and a foreword by the author
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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, Jane Jacobs's tour de force is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It remains sensible, knowledgeable, readable, and indispensable. --- Book Description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1916-2006
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Jacobs, Jane
Dewey number
  • 307.1/2160973
  • 307.760973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • City planning
  • Urban renewal
  • Urban policy
  • City planning
  • Urban policy
  • Urban renewal
  • United States
Label
The death and life of great American cities, Jane Jacobs ; with a new introduction by Jason Epstein and a foreword by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1961
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
854137
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
50th anniversary edition, 2011 Modern Library edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 598 pages
Isbn
9780679644330
Lccn
2011292317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679644330
  • (OCoLC)748543003
Label
The death and life of great American cities, Jane Jacobs ; with a new introduction by Jason Epstein and a foreword by the author
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, 1961
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
854137
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
50th anniversary edition, 2011 Modern Library edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 598 pages
Isbn
9780679644330
Lccn
2011292317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780679644330
  • (OCoLC)748543003

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