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Vital little plans : the short works of Jane Jacobs

Author: Jane Jacobs; Samuel Zipp; Nathan Storring
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A survey of Jacobs's career in forty short pieces that have never been collected in a single volume: essays, articles, speeches, interviews, and lectures, covering her work in urban and economic planning as well as globalization, feminism, and universal health care.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Jacobs; Samuel Zipp; Nathan Storring
ISBN: 9780399589607 0399589600
OCLC Number: 942838380
Description: xliii, 490 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one: A city naturalist, 1934-1952 --
While arranging verses for a book --
Diamonds in the tough --
Flowers come to town --
Caution, men working --
30,000 unemployed and 7,000 empty houses in Scranton, neglected city --
Islands the boats pass by --
No virtue in meek conformity --
Part two: City building, 1952-1965 --
Philadelphia's redevelopment: a progress report --
Pavement pounders and Olympians --
The missing link in city redevelopment --
Our "surplus" land --
Reason, emotion, pressure: there is no other recipe --
Metropolitan government --
Downtown is for people --
A living network of relationships --
A great unbalance --
The decline of function --
Part three: How new work begins, 1965-1984 --
The self-generating growth of cities --
On civil disobedience --
Strategies for helping cities --
A city getting hooked on the expressway drug --
The real problem of cities --
Can big plans solve the problem of renewal? --
Part four: The ecology of cities, 1984-2000 --
The responsibilities of cities --
Pedaling together --
Foreword to The Death and Life of Great American Cities --
Two ways to live --
First letter to the Consumer Policy Institute --
Women as natural entrepreneurs --
Market nurturing run amok --
Against amalgamation --
Part five: Some patterns of future development, 2000-2006 --
Time and change as neighborhood allies --
Canada's hub cities --
Efficiency and the commons --
The sparrow principle --
Uncovering the economy: a new hypothesis --
The end of the plantation age.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited by Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring.

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A survey of Jacobs's career in forty short pieces that have never been collected in a single volume: essays, articles, speeches, interviews, and lectures, covering her work in urban and economic planning as well as globalization, feminism, and universal health care.

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