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The death and life of great american cities

Présentation de l'éditeur

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.


Auteur : Jane Jacobs.

Editeur : Vintage

Date de publication : 1992

Nombre de pages : 458

ISBN : 067974195X

ISBN 13 : 978-0679741954

Statut dans la bibliothèque

Au catalogue

Date d'entrée au catalogue : 7 March 2012

Empruntable : par les membres d'urbAgora.

Actuellement disponible : oui.

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