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Ideas that matter : the worlds of Jane Jacobs

Author: Max Allen
Publisher: Owen Sound, Ont. : Ginger Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) is history's most celebrated urban critic. In addition to her classic, Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jacobs authored another half dozen influential books on urban planning, economics, and design. She was also a tireless advocate of vibrant city neighborhoods. Ideas that Matter: The Worlds of Jane Jacobs offers students, enthusiasts, and critics unprecedented insights into the work  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ideas that matter.
Owen Sound, Ont. : Ginger Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)761277937
Named Person: Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Allen
ISBN: 0921773447 9780921773443
OCLC Number: 37983214
Description: xii, 213 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 x 24 cm
Contents: Ideas --
Reporting 1937-58 --
The death and life of great American cities --
New York --
Europe: January 24-February 9, 1967 --
Opponents --
Economics --
Toronto --
Family matters --
Quebec --
Values --
Democracy --
Applause --
Footnote.
Responsibility: edited by Max Allen.
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Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) is history's most celebrated urban critic. In addition to her classic, "Death and Life of Great American Cities", Jacobs authored another half dozen influential books on urban  Read more...

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The one main through line that stands out for me, both in my conversation with Mary Rowe and reading through the 200 page collection of Jacobs' writings is how vital and current the writing is, even Read more...

 
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