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Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Katherine Relf-canas - Goodreads

I'd like to read further about Jane Jacobs because I think her contributions to a very male-dominated field, urban planning, in the 50s and 60s place her as a standout broad bucking the trends. I'm ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

A fantastic book, a work of literature in the field of urban planning. A call to arms in the days of the most egregious urban planning failures (the 1960's), this book's message still rings true today ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

I came to this book with very little background in urban studies. Alright, my background actually just amounts to having dated two people who studied urban planning. I agree with many of the reviewers ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Laird Bennion - Goodreads

An amazing book that changed how I see about city design and public oversight of development. This book seems remarkably prophetic for its complete rejection of disastrous modernist city planning ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

50 years later, still relevant and full of common sense regarding what makes a city work. Diversity of businesses and people, concentration of housing and a willingness to reject conventional wisdom ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - B - Goodreads

Building largely on her observations in late 1950s select American cities, many of her findings on the value of use and form diversity remain valid. It would be interesting to read her reaction to the ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Art - Goodreads

This influential book, written 53 years ago, now influences my thinking. Jane Jacobs thinks about the urban stew of good parks, sidewalks, density and public characters, for example, that make a ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Jennifer Richardson - Goodreads

FINALLY finished this book, but it was worth trucking through because I learned so much! Urban planning is something I knew literally nothing about, and now I am able to hold a reasonably intelligent ... Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Alla Polyakova - Goodreads

a must read for anyone who is interested in city planning as a hobby or as a career Read full review

Review: The Death and Life of Great American Cities

User Review  - Devon - Goodreads

Yes, it's important. But it's also boring. Read full review


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