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Jane Jacobs : urban visionary

Author: Alice Sparberg Alexiou
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this analysis of Jane Jacobs's ideas and work, Alice Sparberg Alexiou tells the story of a woman who without any formal training in planning became a prominent spokesperson for sensible urban change. Besides writing the seminal book about contemporary cities, Jacobs organized successful community battles in New York against powerful interests. Based on an array of interviews and primary source material, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs; Jane Jacobs
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Sparberg Alexiou
ISBN: 0813537924 9780813537924
OCLC Number: 61278502
Description: x, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
From Scranton to New York --
Urban blight --
Urban renewal --
The housewife with no college degree --
The death and life of great American cities --
The West Village and Lomex battles --
More battles --
Race, gentrification, and the South Bronx --
Toronto --
Economist without portfolio --
The quintessential American --
Notes.
Responsibility: Alice Sparberg Alexiou.
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Best known in the United States for her path-breaking efforts in preserving the character of Greenwich Village, Jane Jacobs is the author of the classic 1961 book, ""The Death and Life of Great  Read more...

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"Jacobs's legacy can be seen in the New Urbanism, in the landmark-preservation movement and in the brain cells of architecture and city-planning students everywhere." - New York Times"

 
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