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Genius of common sense : Jane Jacobs and the story of The death and life of great American cities

Author: Glenna Lang; Marjory Wunsch
Publisher: Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the life and accomplishments of Jane Jacobs, and focuses on her book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," in which she assessed American cities during the urban renewal movement and criticized the replacement structures and urban planners.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Biographies
Literature
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenna Lang; Marjory Wunsch
ISBN: 9781567923841 1567923844
OCLC Number: 310401857
Description: 127 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: An obstreperous young girl --
Growing up in the Electric City --
Becoming a writer in New York --
Cupid and the candy-store house --
Reporting and learning at Architectural Forum --
Jane's good Fortune article --
A bunch of mothers--
and children --
An attack on city planning --
Saving the West Village --
The impact of Death and life --
Fighting city hall and an expressway --
Reviving cities everywhere.
Responsibility: Glenna Lang & Marjory Wunsch.

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In 1961, Jane Jacobs' book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, revolutionized the fields of city planning and city architecture. Jacobs perceived that the new structures being built to  Read more...

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