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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date November 1, 1992
Pages 458
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679741954
ISBN-10 067974195X
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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Summary
Penetrating analysis of the functions and organization of city neighborhoods, the forces of deterioration and regeneration, and the necessary planning innovations
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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Reissue edition from Random House Inc (September 1, 2002)
9780375508738 | details & prices | 458 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $24.00
About: A close-up look at American urban history and design offers penetrating analyses of the functions and organization of city neighborhoods, the forces of deterioration and regeneration, and the necessary planning innovations.
Reissue edition from Modern Library (February 1, 1993)
9780679600473 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Penetrating analysis of the functions and organization of city neighborhoods, the forces of deterioration and regeneration, and the necessary planning innovations
Paperback
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Reissue edition from Vintage Books (November 1, 1992)
9780679741954 | details & prices | 458 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Penetrating analysis of the functions and organization of city neighborhoods, the forces of deterioration and regeneration, and the necessary planning innovations

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