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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
A classic since its publication in 1961, this book is the defintive statement on American cities: what makes them safe, how they function, and why all too many official attempts at saving them have failed.See all Editorial Reviews
Great book with a lot of soul. Second copy. First one stolen. Who steals a Jane Jacobs book?Published 1 month ago by Matthias
Just about everyone in most every profession should read this. Only wish I would've bought a hardbackPublished 2 months ago by Dalton Humann
Everyone has opinions about their city and the different neighborhoods. Some areas are vibrant and energy giving, while others are so dull they knock the wind out of you. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rebecca
One of the best classic planning novels, and one whose ideas of urban community are timely again.Published 3 months ago by MagWine
Amazing book. A classic not only for urban planners, but actually for any person who lives in a large city and cares about it.Published 3 months ago by RFB