The Death and Life of Great American Cities (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
480
Utgivningsdatum
1992-12-01
Upplaga
Vintage Books ed.
Utmärkelser
Winner of Sidney Hillman Prize 1961
Förlag
Vintage Books
Illustrationer
illustrations
Dimensioner
204 x 133 x 26 mm
Vikt
360 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780679741954
The Death and Life of Great American Cities (häftad)

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Häftad Engelska, 1992-12-01
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A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. In prose of outstanding immediacy, Jane Jacobs writes about what makes streets safe or unsafe; about what constitutes a neighborhood, and what function it serves within the larger organism of the city; about why some neighborhoods remain impoverished while others regenerate themselves. She writes about the salutary role of funeral parlors and tenement windows, the dangers of too much development money and too little diversity. Compassionate, bracingly indignant, and always keenly detailed, Jane Jacobs's monumental work provides an essential framework for assessing the vitality of all cities.
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