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A new book by influential urbanist Jane Jacobs, released in Jacobs' centenary, and showing her evolution as a writer and thinker. Vital Little Plans will bring together for the first time a selection of essays, articles, speeches and interviews by the late Jane…
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A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the…

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The CBC Massey Lectures, Canada's preeminent public lecture series, are for many of us a highly anticipated annual feast of ideas. However, some of the finest lectures, by some of the greatest minds of modern times, have been lost for many years -- unavailable…

Architecture And Geography: Between Spaces

by Jane Jacobs

|This title releases October 8, 2017

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In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy…

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With intelligence and clarity of observation, the author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities addresses the moral values that underpin working life. In Systems of Survival , Jane Jacobs identifies two distinct moral syndromes—one governing…

Dark Age Ahead

by Jane Jacobs

|April 21, 2005

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Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead , Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are…
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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…
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“Jane Jacobs is the kind of writer who produces in her readers such changed ways of looking at the world that she becomes an oracle, or final authority.” —The New York Sun Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “perhaps the single…
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Jane Jacobs has spent years changing the way we think about economic life in general. Now, in The Nature of Economies , Jacobs proposes a radical notion that has breath-taking common sense: economies are governed by the same rules as nature itself. With the…
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Déclin et survie des grandes villes américaines paraît en 1961, au moment où la rénovation urbaine frappe de plein fouet le centre des métropoles. C'est un plaidoyer vibrant pour la diversité urbaine où l'auteur dénonce avec virulence les « dogmes de…
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arg1-9782890523357.html Dans ce texte iconoclaste, qui bouleverse de fond en comble les id?es re?ues sur la richesse et la pauvret?, Jane Jacobs se livre d'abord ? une critique virulente de la macro?conomie qui s'est r?v?l?e impuissante ? pr?voir et ? expliquer…