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Becoming Jane Jacobs

Author: Peter L Laurence
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Arts and intellectual life in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jane Jacobs is universally recognized as one of the key figures in American urbanism. The author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, she uncovered the complex and intertwined physical and social fabric of the city and excoriated the urban renewal policies of the 1950s. As the legend goes, Jacobs, a housewife, single-handedly stood up to Robert Moses, New York City's powerful master builder, and other  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Laurence
ISBN: 9780812247886 0812247884
OCLC Number: 911518358
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2016 Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award.
Description: 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the unknown Jane Jacobs --
To the city --
The education of a city naturalist --
We inaugurate architectural criticsim --
Advocating the city-planner approach --
Seeds of self-regeneration for city deserts --
Urban sprawl, urban design, and urban renewal --
A new system of thought --
Conclusion: a vita activa and contemplativa.
Series Title: Arts and intellectual life in modern America.
Responsibility: Peter L. Laurence.

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In Becoming Jane Jacobs, an intellectual biography of the great urbanist, Peter L. Laurence asserts that The Death and Life of Great American Cities was not the spontaneous epiphany of an amateur  Read more...

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