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Contemporary perspectives on Jane Jacobs : reassessing the impacts of an urban visionary

Author: Dirk Schubert; Uwe Altrock
Publisher: Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, 2014. ©2014
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Based on cross-disciplinary and transnational approaches, this book offers new insights into Jane Jacobs's complex and often contrarian way of thinking. Now, more than 50 years after the initial publication of her famous book 'The Death and Life of Great American Cities' (1961) in a period of rapid globalisation and deregulated approaches in planning, new challenges have arisen. The contributors in this book argue  Read more...
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Contemporary perspectives on Jane Jacobs : reassessing the impacts of an urban visionary.
Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, ©2014
xv, 254 pages
(DLC) 2013028027
Named Person: Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dirk Schubert; Uwe Altrock
ISBN: 9781472410054 147241005X 9781472410061 1472410068 1306550181 9781306550185
OCLC Number: 874156571
Description: 1 online resource (275 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; About the Editor; About the Contributors; Acknowledgments; Timeline; Part I Introduction; 1 50 Years: "The Death and Life of Great American Cities"; Part II Jane Jacobs: Roots, Basics and Impacts; 2 Central Elements of Jane Jacobs's Philosophy; 3 Jane Jacobs and the Self-Organizing City; 4 Jane Jacobs and the Paradigm Shift: Toronto 1968-1978; Part III Jane Jacobs "A Radical Thinker" --
"Cities First"; 5 Visual Order and Perceptual Form: Contrasting Jane Jacobs's Urban Design Rejection with Kevin Lynch's Approach. 6 Jane Jacobs and Sharon Zukin: Gentrification and the Jacobs Legacy7 Taking Sides with a Man-eating Shark: Jane Jacobs and the 1960s "Density Turn" in Urban Planning; Part IV Jane Jacobs and Her Impact on Urban Planning Outside North America; 8 More than Building Regeration: The Shift Towards Gentle Urban Renewal in Vienna; 9 Jane Jacobs, City Planning and its Rationale in Spain; 10 Beyond Diversity: Jacobs's Death and Life and its Relevance for Dutch Urban Regeneration Policy; 11 Jane Jacobs's Perception and Impact on City Planning and Urban Renewal in Germany. 12 Jane Jacobs and the Transatlantic Collapse of Urban RenewalPart V "We are all Jacobseans" --
Are We?; 13 Jane Jacobs 2.0 --
Old Systems Need New Ideas: New Forces of Decline and Regeneration; 14 "That is the way the cookie crumbles" --
New Paradigm Changes in Times of Globalization and Deregulation; 15 Urban Ecology as the New Planning Paradigm: Another Legacy of Jane Jacobs; 16 What Would Jane Jacobs Have Said and Her Relevance for Today and Tomorrow; 17 Jane Jacobs's Hamburg Lecture, 1981; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Dirk Schubert ; Uwe Altrock [and fifteen others], contributors.
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