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The Economy of Cities Mass Market Paperback – February 12, 1970
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"The Economy of Cities is an astonishing book. It blows cobwebs from the mind, and challenges assumptions one hadn't even realized one had made. It should prove of major importance."-- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times"This book is radiant with ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies."-- The New Yorker"What Mrs. Jacobs has done ... is to begin to formulate a badly needed urban myth for our now almost urbanized society...."-- Herbert J. Gans, New Republic"The book is... timely, and if it will irritate some of the experts it will also help bring some neglected issues and theories into public focus. This ... has always been Mrs. Jacobs' most notable taient and her most constructive contribution."-- Charles Abrams, The New York Times Book Review
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"An astonishing book. It blows cobwebs from the mind, and challenges assumptions one hadn't even realized one had made."--The New York Times
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A simply wonderful book.
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The economics of the city described taking the work as unit of analysis is a very creative approach.
Starting from this simple idea you can write an excellent book. Jacobs shows us how to do it.
allowing individual freedom to innovate. Government planners and company towns do not create import replaement wealth.
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