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Review: The Economy of Cities

User Review  - Grady McCallie - Goodreads

In this book, Jane Jacobs brings her creative mind and sharp wit to bear on the question of how cities grow economically. While there's a lot of wisdom here, it demands an unusual style of reading ... Read full review

Review: The Economy of Cities

User Review  - Chris Ledermuller - Goodreads

Jane Jacobs has established herself as an accidental expert on urban theory. Her "Death and Life of Great American Cities," meant to be a defense of her Greenwich Village neighborhood from the designs ... Read full review

Review: The Economy of Cities

User Review  - Howard Freeman - Goodreads

As always, Jacobs is both insightful and prescient. This rated 4 stars and not 5, because some of her statements (in 1968) were speculative and have not been borne out by history. Nonetheless, she is an indispensable voice at the table if one wants to understand how cities grow and thrive. Read full review

Review: The Economy of Cities

User Review  - Rally Soong - Goodreads

Great book but long. I love her argument, as it jives with my own, that cities did not arise out of the rural, as cities are where the communities gathered- and that rural towns and villages were ... Read full review

Review: The Economy of Cities

User Review  - Cate - Goodreads

Jacobs begins this book countering the claims of accepted anthropology/archeology theory that cities are built on a rural economic base. Jacobs instead suggests that much of what is considered "rural ... Read full review

Review: The Economy of Cities

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Interesting look at the day to day of how cities create wealth among the population. I don't think that most of this was common sense, sometimes the very direct understanding is overlooked, this brought a lot of good things to light. Read full review


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