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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs; Martin Fuller
Publisher: London : Macat International Limited., 2016.
Series: The Macat Library
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The post-World War II era philosophy of urban renewal valued the efficient movement of cars more than it valued the lives of people and wiped out entire neighborhoods dismissed by bureaucrats as slums. Published in 1961, Jacob's book examines the short-sightedness and failure of this philosophy. She rejects strict statistical study and abstract planning theory in favor of observations of city life as it actually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Jacobs; Martin Fuller
ISBN: 9781912282661 1912282666
OCLC Number: 1015890160
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (1 hr., 41 min., 15 sec.))
Series Title: The Macat Library
Responsibility: Jane Jacobs.

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The post-World War II era philosophy of urban renewal valued the efficient movement of cars more than it valued the lives of people and wiped out entire neighborhoods dismissed by bureaucrats as slums. Published in 1961, Jacob's book examines the short-sightedness and failure of this philosophy. She rejects strict statistical study and abstract planning theory in favor of observations of city life as it actually occurs in thriving neighborhoods--and her own Greenwich Village in particular. Jacobs led a grassroots movement that successfully stopped a typical urban renewal project--the construction of the Lower Manhattan Expressway--and many urban planners have since gone on to apply her innovative ideas.

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