From Publishers Weekly
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Jane Jacobs is a bit like Agatha Christie. A no nonsense view of economics and the city as an economic engine. Read morePublished on May 2, 2009 by Bolt
I am a fan of Jane Jacobs and have great respect for her work. The concepts explained in this book are so well explained that I need add nothing more. Read morePublished on January 19, 2005 by Eamonn Gormley
Jane Jacobs is a distinguished author but she has let down her readers with this book. The book means to explain how economies work. Read morePublished on December 18, 2003
If you pass chapter 1, you will find it more interesting. You may have already known many ideas presented in the book, but Jacobs integrates all those ideas and tries to apply... Read morePublished on August 6, 2002
A number of the other reviews critiscise the conversational form of this book. And one reviewer (who is clearly an investment analyst) critiscises one tiny sentence which makes a... Read morePublished on May 1, 2002 by Ian R. J. Mclennan
Jacobs' book disappointed me on two fronts - the poor quality of its analysis and the horrendous dialogue she uses to deliver her polemic. Read morePublished on March 8, 2002
Although I have the deepest admiration for Jane Jacobs, a national treasure (of two countries!) and the author of an all-time classic book -- "The Death and Life of Great American... Read morePublished on September 1, 2001 by L. Feld
I highly recommend this book. I read it in nearly one sitting. The structure of the book is Platonic dialogue/'My Dinner with Andre. Read morePublished on July 19, 2001 by Nichomachus