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I will recommend this book to any one who is interested in architecture and urban planning.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs has become a classic in urban planning since its publication in 1961.
One of Jacobs's failings in the book is that she never seems to make the connection between urban planning and social control.
A nice, civilian look at urban life, specifically on the city sidewalk. Jacobs is informed, but not expert, and her writing reflects this. Read morePublished 7 days ago by ArchitecturePhilosophy
At one point I was reading this and I put the book down and gave Ms. Jacobs a round of applause. Even today, her ideas are extraordinary and ground breaking. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kevin Blanchette
The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs has become a classic in urban planning since its publication in 1961. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Craig Rowland
The Death and Life of Great American Cities is an essential read for those who want to understand how cities work and how we can make them better through the community. Read morePublished 1 month ago by johmhoffmann
It's a classic! Jane Jacobs nails it in why people like the parts of cities that they do and why other parts are failing. I love how the title puts death first and then life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Snydergirlzrock
A great book if you were every curious about what makes cities tick and how some neighborhoods thrive while others die out. Read morePublished 3 months ago by amazon