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The Economy of Cities

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The Economy of Cities

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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.

Jane Jacobs was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that has transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works include The Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, The Nature of Economies and Dark Age Ahead. She died in 2006.

ISBN: 9780394705842

ISBN-10: 9780394705842

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 02/12/1970 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/12/1970 - 12:00am

Pages: 288

Language: English

Categories

Business & Economics / Economic History

Business & Economics / Urban & Regional

Social Science / Sociology / Urban