The Death and Life of Great American Cities

It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Originally published: New York: Random House, 1961.

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780679644330

Category: Architecture

Page: 598

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Originally published: New York: Random House, 1961.

Bartlett s Familiar Quotations

The Death and Life of Great American Cities [1961] Lowly, unpurposeful and
random as they may appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which
a city's wealth of public life may grow. The Death and Life of Great American
Cities ...

Author: John Bartlett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031625018X

Category: Reference

Page: 1504

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More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.

The Smart Enough City

Ebenezer Howard, Garden Cities of To-Morrow (London: Swan Sonnenschein,
1902), 133. 8. ... Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961
; repr., New York: Vintage Books, 1992), 4, 428, 222, 447, 222, 439. 24. Jacobs ...

Author: Ben Green

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262039672

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity. Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban utopias. We are promised that apps, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. He proposes instead that cities strive to be “smart enough”: to embrace technology as a powerful tool when used in conjunction with other forms of social change—but not to value technology as an end in itself. In a technology-centric smart city, self-driving cars have the run of downtown and force out pedestrians, civic engagement is limited to requesting services through an app, police use algorithms to justify and perpetuate racist practices, and governments and private companies surveil public space to control behavior. Green describes smart city efforts gone wrong but also smart enough alternatives, attainable with the help of technology but not reducible to technology: a livable city, a democratic city, a just city, a responsible city, and an innovative city. By recognizing the complexity of urban life rather than merely seeing the city as something to optimize, these Smart Enough Cities successfully incorporate technology into a holistic vision of justice and equity.

Catalogue

Author: Harvard University. Graduate School of Design. Library

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Category: Architecture

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Public Health Service Publication

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SUPER - WATTS . URBAN - C ... OF CITIES URBAN - ( - 1076 ON CITIES AND
SOCIAL LIFE URBAN - C - 1090 THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN
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Bibliography on the Urban Crisis the Behavioral Psychological and Sociological Aspects of the Urban Crisis

UREAN - C - 0359 CITIES THE GREAT AMERICAN CITIES : A CHAIN OF
SUPER - WATTS . URBAN ... OF CITIES URBAN - C - 1076 ON CITIES AND
SOCIAL LIFE URBAN - C - 1090 THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN
CITIES .

Author: National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)

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Proceedings Fourth Annual Pedestrian Conference

Jane Jacobs , The Death and Life of Great American Cities " Whatever its form or
scale , open space as it is considered here must have some role , actual or
potential , for adding to the quality of life in the cities . " - - August Hecksher ,
Open ...

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Category: Pedestrian facilities design

Page: 341

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Pedestrian safety and design issues were the subjects jointly discussed at the Fourth Annual Pedestrian Conference held in Boulder, Colorado, September 20-23, 1983. The conference was divided into two 2-day meetings. The conference had two basic objectives: to disseminate tested engineering, education, and enforcement techniques to reduce the incidence of pedestrian accidents, and to present a variety of approaches utilized in the United States, Canada and Europe to create visually attractive, functional, and highly used urban pedestrian spaces. These proceedings present the findings, workshop presentations, case studies, design techniques and overall summaries of the meetings.

The Economy of Cities

In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of ...

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525432868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In this book, Jane Jacobs, building on the work of her debut, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, investigates the delicate way cities balance the interplay between the domestic production of goods and the ever-changing tide of imports. Using case studies of developing cities in the ancient, pre-agricultural world, and contemporary cities on the decline, like the financially irresponsible New York City of the mid-sixties, Jacobs identifies the main drivers of urban prosperity and growth, often via counterintuitive and revelatory lessons.

Architecture Minnesota

DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES FOREWORD BY THE
AUTHOR Urban Fabric HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS stages theatre
company DO PHOTOS. 20 22 In Speed Reading , we keep the reviews short and
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Eyes on the Street

Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to ...

Author: Robert Kanigel

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307961915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence can still be felt in any discussion of urban planning to this day. Eyes on the Street is a revelation of the phenomenal woman who raised three children, wrote seven groundbreaking books, saved neighborhoods, stopped expressways, was arrested twice, and engaged at home and on the streets in thousands of debates--all of which she won. Here is the child who challenged her third-grade teacher; the high school poet; the journalist who honed her writing skills at Iron Age, Architectural Forum, Fortune, and other outlets, while amassing the knowledge she would draw upon to write her most famous book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Here, too, is the activist who helped lead an ultimately successful protest against Robert Moses's proposed expressway through her beloved Greenwich Village; and who, in order to keep her sons out of the Vietnam War, moved to Canada, where she became as well known and admired as she was in the United States. From the Hardcover edition.

Naked City

But as Sharon Zukin shows in Naked City, the rapid and pervasive demand for authenticity--evident in escalating real estate prices, expensive stores, and closely monitored urban streetscapes--has helped drive out the very people who first ...

Author: Sharon Zukin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199845460

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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As cities have gentrified, educated urbanites have come to prize what they regard as "authentic" urban life: aging buildings, art galleries, small boutiques, upscale food markets, neighborhood old-timers, funky ethnic restaurants, and old, family-owned shops. These signify a place's authenticity, in contrast to the bland standardization of the suburbs and exurbs. But as Sharon Zukin shows in Naked City, the rapid and pervasive demand for authenticity--evident in escalating real estate prices, expensive stores, and closely monitored urban streetscapes--has helped drive out the very people who first lent a neighborhood its authentic aura: immigrants, the working class, and artists. Zukin traces this economic and social evolution in six archetypal New York areas--Williamsburg, Harlem, the East Village, Union Square, Red Hook, and the city's community gardens--and travels to both the city's first IKEA store and the World Trade Center site. She shows that for followers of Jane Jacobs, this transformation is a perversion of what was supposed to happen. Indeed, Naked City is a sobering update of Jacobs' legendary 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Like Jacobs, Zukin looks at what gives neighborhoods a sense of place, but argues that over time, the emphasis on neighborhood distinctiveness has become a tool of economic elites to drive up real estate values and effectively force out the neighborhood "characters" that Jacobs so evocatively idealized.

The Appraisal Journal

The Death and Life of Great American Cities An Evaluation of Jane Jacobs '
Intuitional Essay by Anthony Downs THE GEORGE L. SCHMUTZ Annual Award
The American Institute of. JANE JACOBS ' The Death and Life of Great American
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Finding a Voice

( 1854 ) Jane Jacobs from The Death and Life of Great American Cities Visual
Order : Its Limitations and Possibilities When we deal with cities we are dealing
with life at it most complex and intense . Because this is so , there is a basic
esthetic ...

Author: Jim Wayne Corder

Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman

ISBN: 9780673059772

Category: College readers

Page: 796

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American Agora

Jacobs , The Death and Life of Great American Cities , 162 , 152-177 generally .
Jacobs , The Death and Life of Great American Cities , 178-186 . Jacobs , The
Death and Life of Great American Cities , 188 , 187-199 . 150 mall came up short
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Rebuilt Green

lt is no coincidence that Jane Jacobs' The Death and Life of Great American
Cities (1961) and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (1962) were published within a
year of each other. These landmark books, each in its own way, changed the
course ...

Author: Bettina Von Hagen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780967636429

Category: Commercial buildings

Page: 120

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The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women

Author: Rosalie Maggio

Publisher: Beacon Press (MA)

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 390

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A collection of quotations and observations by 1,500 women from the sixth century B.C. to the present day

American Earth

(In terms of energy use, New York City, with its excellent mass transit and tiny
apartments, is the greenest city in America.) In her influential book The Death and
Life of Great American Cities (1961), Jane Jacobs (1916— 2006) battled what
she ...

Author: Bill McKibben

Publisher: Literary Classics of United States

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1047

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Author and activist McKibben gathers the essential American writings that changed the way the public looks at the natural world. "American Earth" features essays by Walt Whitman, Rachel Carson, Barbara Kingsolver, Michael Pollan, and dozens more.

Urban Land

One would be hard pressed to find an urban planner who did not read her
seminal publication The Death and Life of Great American Cities , written in 1961
, as part of his or her early education . Yet , Jacobs had no professional training in
the ...

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I E Harbrace Guide to Writing

Real Responses JANE JACOBS Excerpt from The Death and Life of Great
American Cities great arts grelcity There is a wistful myth that if only we had
enough money to spend — the figure is usually put at a hundred billion dollars —
we could ...

Author: Glenn

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ISBN: 9781428230279

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